Toileting, Interoception & Nutrition: An Evidence-Based Approach for Promoting Toileting Success and Independence
Registration Fee: $59
This live course includes:
- 2-hours live instruction with Kelly + Kerri (approximately 90 minutes of content + 30 minutes of Q&A)
- 2-weeks unlimited access to the recorded version
- Access to 3 exclusive downloadable resources
- Certificate of completion
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 Kerri: I earned my Doctorate in Occupational Therapy in 2006 and have been working as an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at Elizabethtown College since 2009. My primary area of practice is pediatrics. I specialize in working with children with complex sensory and immune system needs, especially those that have trouble with toileting and eating. My personal and professional experience lead me to functional medicine. I am an internationally certified functional medicine health coach and have been working with families with complex nutrition and toileting needs ever since. Kelly and I have completed 4 research projects related to interoception, with one published and more to come. 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