The issue of wetting and soiling is addressed by Rick Delaney, Ph.D. in this course. Common and not-so-common childhood problems are discussed: wetting as an emotional outlet, wetting as self-defense, classic wetting, soiling and smearing, and constipation and withholding stools. Medical and psychological causes for wetting and soiling are discussed by Dr. Delaney. Also provided are strategies for helping children with bowel regulation.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- identify five types of wetting and soiling problems in children
- state medical and psychological causes for wetting and soiling
- list strategies for regulating a child's bowels
- identify strategies to help a child use words to express feelings and emotional needs