On-Demand Course: Toileting, Interoception & Nutrition: An Evidence-Based Approach for Promoting Toileting Success and Independence
Most toileting programs have a strong behavioral influence emphasizing external means of reinforcement such as praise and rewards. This exclusive focus on external motivators fails to acknowledge the importance of internal factors that contribute to a person’s inner motivation needed for successful toileting. This course will review the issues with the current trends in toileting approaches and present the latest research that emphasizes the need to address the underlying causes such as interoception & nutrition that often contribute to a variety of toileting issues.
An AOTA Approved Provider Course.
Group Discount Available:
2-5 Participants: 15% Discount
6+ Participants: 25% Discount
*Be sure to click the group option when adding courses to your cart, and the discount will apply automatically!
This On-Demand Course Includes:
- 2-hours instruction with Kelly + Kerri
- 6-months (180 days) unlimited access to the course
- Access to 2 exclusive downloadable resources
- Personalized certificate of completion
- While this course is excellent for a wide variety of attendees, this course is approved for 0.20 AOTA CEUs (2 contact hours).
What you’ll learn:
- The issues with current behavior-based potty-training approaches
- What research tells up about the connection between successful toileting, interoception and healthy eating habits
- How poor interoception and/or unhealthy eating habits underlie common toileting issues such as daytime accidents, nocturnal enuresis (nighttime bed wetting), stool withholding and constipation
- How to begin to assess the underlying factors that can often contribute to toileting issues
- An evidence-based approach for supporting the following toileting challenges in children and adults:
- Challenge 1: Urinary Issues
- Challenge 2: Stool Withholding, Constipation + Other Defecation Issues
- Challenge 3: A Combination of Stool + Urine Issues
- Many practical strategies to immediately enhance the methods you may be already using
- Information applicable to learners of a variety of ages, backgrounds, diagnoses & learning styles
- An overview of studies that Kerri and Kelly are doing to measure the toileting outcomes of an interoception + nutrition approach
Most toileting programs have a strong behavioral influence emphasizing external means of reinforcement such as praise and rewards. This exclusive focus on external motivators fails to acknowledge the importance of internal factors that contribute to a person’s inner motivation needed for successful toileting. This course will review the issues with the current trends in toileting approaches and present the latest research that emphasizes the need to address the underlying causes that often contribute to a variety of toileting issues. Focus during this course will be on how poor interoception and/or unhealthy eating habits underlie common toileting issues such as daytime accidents, nocturnal enuresis (nighttime bed wetting), stool withholding and constipation. An evidence-based approach for assessing and supporting the following toileting challenges in children and adults will be shared:
Challenge 1: Urinary Issues
Challenge 2: Stool Withholding, Constipation + Other Defecation Issues
Challenge 3: A Combination of Stool + Urine Issues
The practical, evidence-based strategies shared during this course are easy to implement and are applicable in supporting learners of a variety of ages, backgrounds, diagnoses & learning styles. If you are ready to enhance your ability to better support the toileting needs of the learners you serve, register today. We look forward to seeing you in the course!
Who this course is for:
- You are serving learners that experience toileting challenges.
- You are an Occupational Therapy Practitioner, Educator, Mental Health Provider, Speech and Language Pathologist, Behaviorist, or Caregiver who wants to help learners be more successful with toileting.
- You know there is a better way at providing toileting supports, but you aren’t sure where to start or you need more ideas.
- You want to remain on the cutting edge of practice and follow what the research states as the best evidence-based approach for supporting toileting needs.
- You want to feel empowered with information you can use to create buy-in for a different approach to supporting toileting needs
Christy M. This course is a game-changer and empowered me with many practical strategies that I can begin using to support my client’s toileting needs immediately. Kerri and Kelly are extremely knowledgeable and relatable presenters. They tell a lot of client stories which helped me link the information presented to practical application. For so long, I knew that there were underlying factors that affected my clients’ toileting success, but I wasn’t sure how to assess and address these needs. This course made me feel more confident and I can’t wait to start using what I learned in this course! Thank you Kerri and Kelly!
So, who are we?:
We are Kerri Hample and Kelly Mahler and have been friends for over 25 years. As fellow occupational therapists and faculty members in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Elizabethtown College, we’ve dedicated the last 5 years to completing the very first pediatric studies to investigate the outcomes of interoception-based interventions on areas such as toileting and emotional regulation. It has been a fun and exciting adventure!
More about Kelly: I earned a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA and have been serving school-aged children and adults for 18 years. I’m winner of multiple awards including the 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging and Innovative Practice Award & a Mom’s Choice Gold Medal. I am an international speaker and enjoy presenting on topics related to the twelve resources I’ve authored including:
- The Interoception Curriculum: A Step-by-Step Framework for Developing Mindful Self-Regulation-used in over 30 countries world wide
- Interoception Activity Cards
The Official Stuff:
- Course Level: Beginner. There are no prerequisites for this course
- AOTA Areas: Foundational Knowledge, OT Service Delivery
- CE Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify and describe the intersections between interoceptive awareness and responsiveness and its positive contribution to Social Emotional curricula.
- Compare and contrast models of social participation used in school settings and how these models may support or hinder the development of self-regulation based on interoceptive awareness and responsiveness.
- Utilize structured observations for informal assessment of a students’ interoceptive state, and describe how a team based, interoception-informed approach to student behaviors can positively impact classroom participation.
- Explore interventions for facilitating interoception to support students using a continuum of occupational therapy service delivery models, from school-wide population based, to embedded classroom, to individual interventions.
- Contact Hours: This course is worth 2.0 contact hours or 0.20 AOTA CEUs.
- Completion Requirements: To receive credit and certificate for this course you must listen to the course in its entirety, pass the accompanying assessment with an 80% or higher and complete a course evaluation. With the exception of AOTA-approved CEUs, this course is not approved or affiliated with any governing bodies that award continuing education credits, so continuing education credits are not guaranteed.
- ADA/Section 504:If you require special accommodations, please contact us at [email protected]
- Kelly Mahler is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Contact us at [email protected].
An AOTA Approved Provider Course.
On-Demand, AOTA Course