Presented by Therapy Focus, this FREE workshop invites allied health staff to learn about factors associated with bladder and bowel dysfunction which can affect a child’s ability to toilet train.
What is bladder and bowel dysfunction?
Bladder and bowel dysfunction is used to describe a range of symptoms and conditions associated with wetting and soiling.
What will I learn?
Participants will learn about the different factors that can cause delayed independent continence, such as sensory issues, dietary factors, meal times, feeding dynamics and underlying bladder and bowel dysfunction (BBD). You’ll also learn what skills are needed for toilet training and given practical strategies to help children feel safe and calm in their toileting environment.
Who are the presenters?
Registered Nurse and Continence Nurse Consultant, Dee Sutcliffe
Dee has over 23 years’ experience as a Continence Nurse Advisor in a range of settings. She is passionate about continence and toileting as well as adapting her continence assessment and management skills to suit the needs of her clients.
Accredited Practicing Dietician, Maddie Todd
Maddie established the dietetics service at Therapy Focus in January 2016 and is passionate about supporting people with disabilities to achieve their goals. She has a background in indigenous healthcare and supporting people with chronic conditions and disabilities.
Occupational Therapist, Tabitha Poole
Tabitha is a qualified Occupational Therapist who has worked throughout WA and the UK. Tabitha is passionate about working with children and their families and enjoys seeing the holistic positive change that can come with improved bladder and bowel health, as well as an effective toileting routine.