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Start: Fri 07 Jun 2019
End: Wed 24 Mar 2021
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Online Resource

Recorded Webinar Series


3 hours

Original Recording

This series was first delivered in 2015. All written content has been updated as of March 2019 to accompany the 2015 webinar recordings. 

Access Details

Once you have registered and paid for the course, you will be emailed information on how to set up your online learning account and how to access the course.

You will receive access to your webinar purchase within 24 hrs. (Please refer to the 'Webinar Platform' section for more information). Access is given for a period of 4 weeks. Please note, extensions will incur a fee. 

Dates Available for Purchase

Up to 23rd March 2021



Part 1 Talking Toileting: Pondering Poos and more. Will cover: the pathophysiology of chronic constipation, faecal incontinence and toilet refusal; impacts on occupational performance; medical, dietary and behavioural management.

Part 2 Talking Toileting: Wondering about Wees and more. Will cover: the pathophysiology of bladder disturbance including deferment, overactive bladder and night wetting; impacts on occupational performance; and practical management. Service delivery options will be outlined.

Part 3  Talking Toileting for Children with Developmental Disabilities.  Will cover:  Issues that impact on toilet training for children with developmental disabilities, OT role in supporting families and key components of a toilet training program.


Part 1 and 2 participants will:

  • Understand the medical aspects of common ‘functional’ bowel and bladder disorders in children.
  • Understand the holistic, bio-psychosocial management of same.
  • Have the tools for effective OT assessment and intervention to support practical management.
  • Understand the OT role within the multi-disciplinary team.

Part 3 participants will:

  • Understand the developmental and disability specific issues that impact on toilet training.
  • Understand the role of the OT in supporting families.
  • Gain an overview of a systematic approach to toilet training.

The Presenters

Di Collis has 30 years clinical experience in paediatric OT working in a variety of locations in SE QLD as well as locum work in the UK. She has mostly worked within the health sector: tertiary/regional hospitals and community health centres. Her experience includes working with children with acute and chronic illness and injury, developmental delay and learning difficulties. Di has an ‘accidental’ but enduring interest and commitment to paediatric toileting work and is known by some as the author of ‘The Adventures of Plopsy the Poo’. Di currently holds a part time position at Nambour Child Health in which she delivers toileting workshops for parents and offers individual support to children with bedwetting. In partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast, Di recently completed a research project examining the impact of parent toileting workshops on parental sense of competence and children’s quality of life. Her private practice offers specialised toileting as well as general OT paediatric services.

Debbie Atkins is an occupational therapist with 20 years experience working within an early intervention paediatric service in Adelaide for children with significant developmental disabilities.  This role has primarily involved active clinical work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, with young children and their families in a community based service.  However, over the last 10 years, Debbie has also been actively involved in developing resource material to support toilet training programs, including the 'Are You Ready' DVD and parent information, in addition to the 'Toilet Time Resource Manual' for professionals.  Debbie has been implementing regular parent education workshops and individual toilet training programs for many years, and has particular experience working with children with an intellectual disability and global developmental delays.


Member: $135

Student/New Graduate Member: $114

Non Member: $192


CPD Hours

By attending this CPD event, members will be able to claim 3 hours towards their CPD requirements.
As this is a webinar series, it is the responsibility of the individual to upload this CPD activity into your PD tracker.


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