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Going to the toilet and sensory difference

Sensory differences can impact on a child’s ability to become independent with toileting, for example, a child with movement difficulties could find it hard to keep their balance in sitting on the toilet, the child with touch processing difficulties may find toilet paper too rough and avoid wiping, or if they have poor body awareness (proprioception) they might not be able to clean themselves accurately. Another difficulty could be with the internal awareness, or that ‘need to go’.


Difficulties with recognising the “need to go”