Potty Training | Ask Dr. Doreen

Check out Hour 43 of The Autism Network Podcastathon! In this episode titled “Potty Training | Ask Dr. Doreen,” we have the privilege of hearing from world-renowned autism expert, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh. With over 40 years of experience in the field, Dr. Granpeesheh is a visionary who has dedicated her life to helping individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.

During this episode, Dr. Granpeesheh dives deep into the topic of potty training, providing invaluable insights and strategies. As a licensed clinical psychologist and renowned behaviorist, she approaches the subject from a comprehensive, evidence-based standpoint, considering both behavioral intervention and medical aspects of treatment. Dr. Granpeesheh’s expertise in the field is unrivaled, making this episode a must-listen for parents, caregivers, and professionals seeking guidance on potty training individuals with autism.

What sets this episode apart is that it goes beyond a traditional lecture format. Dr. Granpeesheh answers viewers’ questions in real-time, providing personalized advice and addressing various concerns related to potty training. With her compassionate and insightful approach, she empowers individuals on the spectrum and advocates for interventions that are fair, meaningful, and truly make a difference in their lives.

Dr. Granpeesheh’s extensive background includes her foundational work with Dr. Ivar Lovaas on a groundbreaking outcome study that showcased a recovery rate of close to 50% among research participants. She then went on to develop the CARD Model, a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to autism treatment. In 1990, she founded the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), which became one of the world’s largest providers of ABA-based treatment for autism spectrum disorder.

Beyond her clinical work, Dr. Granpeesheh’s contributions to the autism community are vast. She founded Autism Research Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with autism through research. Additionally, she established Skills™, an innovative web-based platform that optimizes treatment programs and enhances access to evidence-based interventions.

Don’t miss this enlightening episode as Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh shares her wisdom on potty training and tackles viewers’ questions head-on. Tune in to “Potty Training | Ask Dr. Doreen” on the Autism Network’s YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook channels every Tuesday at 1 pm ET, 10 am PT. And if you have burning questions for Dr. Granpeesheh, be sure to submit them on TikTok for a chance to have them answered live!

Join us as we learn from the remarkable Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh and gain valuable insights that can make a positive impact on the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

5:30 Before you begin Potty Training

8:03 Potty Training Preparation

11:28 Setup for Potty Training

12:58 Potty Training Diagram

14:05 Toileting Data Sheet

16:25 Potty Training Implementation 15 off / 5 on

24:03 Potty Training for the next few days afterwards

27:01 Tips and Suggestions

29:48 Hand-washing

31:15 Generalization

31:56 Concerns

33:35 BM

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