Debbie Atkins

Occupational Therapist


Learning to use the toilet is an important developmental skill for all children. It is not just about developing physical control, but also sensory awareness, communication skills and social understanding. Being able to use the toilet contributes to the child’s independence, physical comfort, self-esteem and social integration with their peers. It is an important lifetime goal!

But, toilet training practices have shifted greatly over the last 20 years and this can become a slow, frustrating and confusing process for many children and their families.

Toilet Time offers an occupational therapy service that aims to work in partnership with families and allied professionals to promote the development of toileting skills for the long-term health and well being of children and young people.