Child Development Timetable for Potty Training

Sent:Sun 1/30/2005 10:20 AM

To whom it concerns;

I am a Child Development Specialist/Early Interventionist.  I want to commend you for providing parents with the Child's Potty Training Development by Age

My suggestion is to add a notation that parents be aware that all children, especially children with developmental delays, do not always fit the charts for children with no delays

If a parent goes to your website, they should be encouraged to look at the chart based on their child's developmental skills level, not the chronological age. 

This would help early interventionists who work with children based on their developmental age.  Even though we emphasize this to parents, they still want their child to be "normal". 

Also, a suggestion to try to develop a potty training doll that uses a wheelchair.  It is such a shame on the industry to not address children with different abilities such as in wheelchairs, using braces/walking canes, etc. 

It is totally different for them and their parents to address potty training needs.  It takes more time to process and more time to get to the potty.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.  We, as early interventionists, struggle with this all the time.


Carol McCullough
The Marc Center Early Intervention
924 N. Country Club Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85201

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