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October 14th, 2009, 08:51 PM
KPKoze's Avatar Kristi
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Okay, so who's done it with their SN kid?? What age? Any special accomodations/tools you used? Any special techniques? Hunter's almost 2.5 and we feel like we should start but neither he nor we are ready!!! Especially for ergonomic and mobility challenges above and beyond the normal training woes!!! Any good thoughts/advice?
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October 14th, 2009, 10:32 PM
~~~Sara~~~'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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We haven't yet, Carter will be 2 in November. He is physically behind as well as mentally, and completely non-verbal at this point. He has Mowat Wilson Syndrome.

I think about this a lot though, so I was just planning on watching for the normal cues, and when I start to see them we'll start, it could be next year or not for a few. Of course i hope it's sooner rather than later, but in my mind, if they aren't ready, it's not time to start regardless of age.

Things I am looking for:
-shows the ability to know when he is peeing, like if he starts waking up from naps dry on a consistent basis, that will be a clue to me.
-Able to tell me when he needs to go
-Can follow simple directions.
-Starts to mimic family members.

I'll be curious to hear hear things go for everyone else and good luck with Hunter!

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October 15th, 2009, 06:56 AM
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my layne is almost 4 and we havent even begun, he mentally just isnt ready. We are just waiting until we get those clues as well. All of his therapist and teachers at school seem to agree with us, along with his ped, so we just keep changin diapers

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October 15th, 2009, 12:25 PM
quietsong's Avatar Just Another Slacker Mom
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Well, at 19 months, Danny is definitely nowhere near ready to potty train ... I'm not even thinking about it! Truth told, my healthy, non-SN son was 3 before he was ready to potty train, and even now he struggles with it at times, gets distracted by what he is doing and fights going potty if he is having too much fun. We have a few accidents a week. Boys are slower to PT than girls in general, and add SN to that... phew, I don't know WHEN Danny will be pottying, LOL.

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