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#1 MummyTo5

Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:26 PM

My 5 year old ASD boy has been toilet trained for 2 year now however have recently started having issues with him doing #2 in his jocks and he just thinks its hilarious, We have tried ignoring it just incase it was an attention thing but that didn't work so we tried telling him off and taking his electronics time off him so no xbox or Tab but he just flips out and then thinks its funny, he doesnt seem to be getting the concept that its not ok.
Is this apart ofhis ASD causing him to be like this?
Im at my wits end we have idea what else to try,nothing else is working.

Thank you

#2 Navy Blue

Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:11 PM

My 5yo Asd son also has toileting issues, IMO it is linked to his Asd. He was going ok from around 3-4yo as he was training, but when he started preschool and now school he regressed.

My DS also thinks it's funny but he has lots of social/communication issues so his go to is to laugh when he has no idea what to do/how he feels. The normal encouragement/rewards/bribing that worked with my other boys does not work with him.

Sorry OP I have no advice really...we are just muddling through with it. School has helped a little, DS likes the independence of the bathroom being outside the classroom so is mostly going OK there. We are trying to get him to listen to his body telling him when he needs to go, and just being on top of reminding him through the day. It's hard though when they react as though they don't care but I think that's due to not understanding emotions and your reaction than really thinking it's funny.  Punishments have not worked here either :(

#3 2bundles

Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:01 PM

My DS did it until he was 11 :(
He didn't think it was funny though.
It ended up being a dairy and gluten intolerance.
IMO, ASD kids often have gut issues.

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