Bathroom issues at age 6
My 6 y/o son was diagnosed with SPD, specifically Tactile Defensiveness, a while back and while many of his hypersensitivities have gotten better with OT, he still has trouble going to the bathroom.
He fights me on sitting on the toilet to have a BM or he'd rather urinate in his pants rather than go to the bathroom. This is not consistent, however, because sometimes he will go to the bathroom but almost never on his own. This has become very stressful for our family and embarrassing too.
Could this have something to do with his SPD or is this just a control issue for him. I am desperate to help him with this very basic thing as he will be starting first grade in the fall. I worry that his teacher and classmates will not understand him.