Clinical Guide to Toilet Training Children

  • Johnny L. Matson

Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Maura L. Rouse, Lauren B. Fishbein, Noha F. Minshawi, Jill C. Fodstad
    Pages 1-18
  3. Russell Lang, Laurie McLay, Amarie Carnett, Katherine Ledbetter-cho, Xiaoning Sun, Giulio Lancioni
    Pages 19-31
  4. K. A. Kroeger, Stephanie Weber, Jennifer Smith
    Pages 33-48
  5. Claire O. Burns, Johnny L. Matson
    Pages 49-62
  6. Xinrui Jiang, Johnny L. Matson
    Pages 63-87
  7. David A. Wilder, Ansley C. Hodges
    Pages 89-104
  8. William J. Warzak, Abigail E. Kennedy, Kayzandra Bond
    Pages 105-117
  9. Hollie V. Wingate, Terry S. Falcomata, Raechal Ferguson
    Pages 119-141
  10. Johnny L. Matson
    Pages 169-180
  11. Rachel L. Goldin, Delilah Mendes de Gouveia
    Pages 181-192
  12. GenaLynne C. Mooneyham, Jessica Xiaoxi Ouyang, Cassie D. Karlsson
    Pages 193-225
  13. Michael A. Cocchiola Jr., Caroline C. Redpath
    Pages 227-250
  14. Johnny L. Matson
    Pages 251-255
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 257-261

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive overview of the universal issue of toilet training in children and explores issues that need to be considered by clinicians and other professionals. The book begins with a historical overview of the field, including origins and reviews of current practices.  It discusses various toileting problems and their side effects, risk factors, normal developmental milestones in toileting, and theories of toileting. Chapters identify behavior problems (e.g., self-injury, noncompliance) as well as medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, constipation) that can affect continence, with proven strategies for addressing these challenges in toilet training children, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The book concludes with a discussion of the strengths of current toilet training practices as well as suggestions for areas where continued improvement is required.

Topics featured in this book include:

·         Complications and side effects associated with the lack of toileting skills.

·         Technology used in toilet training.

·         Applications of operant-based behavioral principles to toilet training.

·         Toilet training strategies involving modeling and modifications of the physical environment.

·         Toilet training children with physical disabilities.

The Clinical Guide to Toilet Training Children is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students, clinicians, and related therapists and professionals in clinical child and school psychology, pediatrics, family studies, developmental psychology, nursing, social work, and behavioral therapy/rehabilitation.


Anxiety and toilet training Applied behavior analysis (ABA) and toilet training Biochemistry and toilet training Challenging behaviors and toilet training Classical conditioning and toilet training Constipation and toilet training Core continence strategies and toilet training Developmental milestones and toilet training Diet and toilet training Encopresis and toilet training Enuresis and toilet training Low self-esteem and toilet training Operant conditioning and toilet training Parent interventions and toilet training Pharmacology and toilet training Social learning and toilet training Technology and toilet training Temper tantrums and toilet training Toilet training and children with disabilities

Editors and affiliations

  • Johnny L. Matson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-62724-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62725-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-922X
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-9238
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