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Welcome!

Firstly, a massive thank you for buying our Toilet Schedule. Every purchase really does help our small business. So, from our family to yours – thank you. 

We started ASD after finding it incredibly hard to find high quality, ready-made visuals for our own autistic son, and becoming increasingly frustrated when our hand-made visuals fell apart after just a few short weeks or months.

Our aim, over everything else, it to help families just like ours to overcome some of the challenges faced while navigating life on the autistic spectrum.

With that in mind, we created this guide to help you get the most out of your ASD Toilet Routine.

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High Quality, Easy-Clean Visual Schedule –
Great for Potty Training

We’ve made all our products as easy to use as possible – we know you don’t have time to spend hours on making these resources, and once they’re done they need to last. 

We know from (bitter!) personal experience how gutting it is to spend hours making a set of resources only to have them fall apart a few weeks later.

That’s why all our resources are ready made, printed directly onto durable, BPA-free, non-toxic plastic.

Because we know that these visuals are likely to be used for years, and kids won’t necessarily be gentle on them, they are strong, long lasting and durable.

And because the Toilet Schedule is designed to be kept in the bathroom, next to the toilet, it is 100% waterproof, and easy to clean with simple soap and water.

 

 

Tips and Tricks

The Toilet Schedule is crafted to promote independence and build confidence in using the toilet independently in a straightforward and effective manner. We recognize that introducing a new routine can sometimes present challenges. To help you start this journey and to get the most out of this visual, we’ve put together some practical tips and tricks. These suggestions are designed to make the toilet training process more engaging and successful for your child.

Start by incorporating the Toilet Schedule into your child’s daily routine.

Display it prominently in the bathroom where your child can easily see it.

Regularly refer to the schedule each time they use the toilet. This helps familiarize them with the steps and reinforces the routine, making the process more predictable and less intimidating.

Praise is a powerful tool in encouraging new behaviours.

Each time your child successfully follows a step from the Toilet Schedule, offer positive reinforcement. This could be verbal praise, a high five, or a sticker on a reward chart.

Positive feedback makes the learning process enjoyable and motivates your child to continue participating.

Engage your child by asking them to interact with the schedule.

Have them point to and explain each step before they do it.

This interaction helps deepen their understanding of each part of the process and increases their interest and involvement in learning to use the toilet independently.

Use visual aids alongside the Toilet Schedule to encourage regular attempts, even when your child doesn’t express the need to go.

Visual timers or fun songs can help make scheduled toilet attempts part of the routine, reducing resistance and helping your child become more accustomed to using the toilet at regular intervals.

Understand that accidents will happen and that toilet training is a process with ups and downs.

Show empathy and support when accidents occur, reassuring your child that it’s a natural part of learning.

Keeping a calm and supportive demeanor will help your child feel secure and less anxious about the process.

By following these tips, you can effectively use the Toilet Schedule to support your child’s journey toward toilet independence. These strategies are not only practical but also aim to make the experience positive and confidence-building for both you and your child.

FAQs and Troubleshooting

Why do you use symbols, not photos?

Put simply, symbols work better than photos.

For a literal thinker, a photo of a toilet will mean that specific toilet.

A toilet symbol is more general – it is used to represent all toilets, potties, whatever the person uses – not just that toilet in particular.

We use Boardmaker symbols by DynaVox Mayer-Johnson (used with permission). These symbols have been designed by experts to be easy to understand by autistic people, and feature flat colours, 2D shapes with clear outlines.

These are the symbols used by millions globally, so your child is probably already familiar with them.

How can I start introducing the Toilet Schedule to my child?

Begin by placing the Toilet Schedule in a visible location in the bathroom where your child can easily see it.

Explain each step in simple terms, demonstrating if necessary.

Consistent reference to the schedule each time they use the bathroom will help them understand the sequence of actions involved in using the toilet independently.

Do I need to attach the Toilet Schedule to the wall if we are using a portable potty?

Not at all! If your child is using a portable potty, it’s beneficial to keep the Toilet Schedule within easy reach but not necessarily fixed to the wall.

You can place it on a nearby surface or even on a clipboard that can move with the potty.

This allows your child to easily reference the schedule wherever the potty is located, ensuring it is always handy during training sessions.

Keeping the schedule mobile and within sight can help your child feel more secure and supported as they learn this new routine.

What if my child is resistant to following the Toilet Schedule?

Resistance can be common, especially in the early stages of toilet training.

Encourage your child gently and offer lots of praise for any small progress.

You can also make the process more appealing by using fun names for each step or decorating the schedule with stickers or their favorite characters.

Keep the mood positive and stress-free to help your child feel comfortable with the routine.

How can I help my child remember to use the Toilet Schedule?

Reminders can be very helpful, especially at the beginning.

Set regular intervals to guide your child to the toilet, gently reminding them to check the schedule each time.

As they become more accustomed to the routine, encourage them to take the initiative to refer to the schedule independently, reinforcing their progress and independence.

My child follows the schedule but still has frequent accidents. What should I do?

Accidents are a normal part of toilet training.

It’s important to remain patient and supportive.

Ensure that the schedule is being followed at consistent times throughout the day, and consider increasing the frequency of scheduled attempts if accidents are frequent.

Discuss each step again to ensure understanding and reinforce the importance of following the schedule closely.

How can I use the Toilet Schedule to make toilet training more engaging?

To make the schedule more engaging, involve your child in the customization of the schedule with colors, stickers, or drawing.

Celebrate achievements with small rewards or praise to keep motivation high.

Making the process fun can significantly increase their interest and compliance.

What if my child loses interest in the Toilet Schedule after a while?

Keeping the routine interesting is key to maintaining engagement.

Try integrating the schedule into a game or challenge, or associate it with song time or storytelling that happens in the bathroom.

Celebrate consistent use of the schedule with special rewards or recognition to keep motivation high.

Regularly praising their efforts and celebrating milestones can rekindle their interest and help sustain their engagement with the process.

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Questions or Feedback?

Questions about your Toilet Routine, or how to use it?
Unsure what other visuals would help in your specific situation?
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Please do send us a message – we love to hear from our customers, and are always looking for ways to improve, or to help more.

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