Interoception and sensory challenges with toileting

16th May 2024 • 9.30 - 13.00 • via Zoom

23rd May 2024 • 9.30 - 12.00 • via Zoom


This course will be delivered over two half-day sessions and is suitable for all healthcare professionals. It introduces the concept of interoception and how it relates to achieving developmental milestones for children and young people with additional needs.   

It explores contemporary assessment and strategies to support practice with critical analysis and discussion about the current state of the evidence and the challenges and opportunities for application and implementation.   

Course tutors

Vikki Stain 
Paediatric Continence Nurse

Sammy Randall
Paediatric Occupational Therapist


  • To understand what interoception is and how it relates to child development.
  • To understand the importance of goal setting and outcome measurement when working with children with toileting issues.
  • To increase awareness of the assessment tools and treatment approaches available.
  • To be able to critically analyse and discuss the current state of the evidence and the barriers and facilitators to assessment and treatment of childhood toileting problems.


Part 1: Understanding and assessment

09.30 – 09.45 Welcome, introduction and opening polls 

09.45 – 10.45 Interoception; our eighth sense (Vikki)

10.45 – 10.55 Break

10.55 – 11.55 Child sensory development and assessment (Sammy)

11.55 – 12.05 Break

12.05 – 12.35 Case study and discussion (Vikki and Sammy)

12.35 – 12.55 Q&A

12.55 – 13.00 Closing poll. Evaluation and close


Part 2: Strategies to help support toileting 

09.30 – 09.45 Welcome back! Introduction and opening polls 

09.45 – 10.45 Strategies to help support toileting with sensory differences (Sammy)

10.45 – 11.00 Break

11.00 – 11.30 Case study and discussion (Vikki)

11.30 – 11.55 Q&A

11.55 – 12.00 Closing poll. Evaluation and close

Important information about this event

This course will be delivered via Zoom webinar.

If you are not available to watch this session live, there will be access to the recording for 1 month but you will still need to register.

We would recommend that attendees access this training from home using a personal device if at all possible. If you are intending to use an NHS computer, please check that there are no firewalls in place that will prevent you from joining a Zoom webinar.

If you haven't received the joining link a few days before the webinar is due to start, please check your junk inbox first. If you still need assistance, please email [email protected]

Payment information

The cost of the course is £100 per person. Please note that we can now only accept payment by card through our booking system.

If you want to pay by invoice this can be done but please note that payment by this method will cost £130 per person and we must be provided with the purchase order document at the time of booking. Please email [email protected] if you require further information regarding invoice payments.

Cancellation policy

If written notification is received 30 days before the course, we will issue a refund. We regret that no refunds can be made on bookings cancelled less than 30 days before the course. A colleague may attend in your place rather than forfeit the full course fee.

ERIC reserves the right to cancel the course. In the unlikely event of cancellation by ERIC, course fees paid will be refunded in full

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