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Evaluating Toilet Training Outcomes for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Vista Research and Publications

Persons with autism spectrum disorders often have difficulties with independently performing essential toileting skills. Current research has not identified the treatment components that reliably result in positive toileting outcomes for individuals with ASD. In this study, we evaluate the effectiveness of the Toilet Training Treatment Protocol (TTTP) developed at The Vista School. Identifying essential elements of the research protocol and variables predictive of treatment success constitute the study’s long term goals. Preliminary results show the TTTP as an effective procedure to teach independent toileting skills.

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