Toilet training a child with autism. Scary stuff, isn’t it? There’s a new book that hits the bookstores on August 15th. It’s called Ready, Set, Potty! by Brenda Batts. I met Brenda at the conference in early November of 2007. I was mesmerized by Brenda’s system. It made so much sense to me, and I was eager to get my Bella out of diapers. I followed Brenda’s instructions to the letter and sure enough, after 48 hours, Bella had released into the toilet several times and was on her way to success. Previous attempts meant literally hours sitting on the toilet with no success, only to have a puddle on the floor seconds after leaving the bathroom. Go ahead, Pamperyourself. Get the book.
Through her publications and workshop presentations, Brenda shares her proven and innovating behavior management and independence training techniques, which she developed as a result of her twenty years of experience both as a much sought-after national and international presenter in the field of special needs, and her own personal journey in the path of helping special-needs students achieve independence. She is able to relate to parents as an educator, author, evangelist, and parent of a child with special needs.
The central focus of this writing is to help you empower your child to become more independent.What has emerged from her vigilance to develop effective interventions for Alex is a battery of innovative behavior skills training that she shares with you. Brenda has been very successful in helping resolve very difficult children that were previously considered unreachable, and in some cases, un-teachable. When asked how she knows what to do to help children with severe and highly usual conditions, she simply replies that “the idea just came to me.” Perhaps another explanation is that these ideas are messages from God. Follow her along this journey and you be the judge.