Potty Training a Sensory Child - Help!
My daughter is almost 3 and was diagnosed with being low sensory. I have begun potty training her as she can hold her bladder overnight and for long periods of time and does bring me a diaper/wipes to change her when she becomes soiled.
However, I have become very frustrated. She has no issues with actually being on the potty, she just has issues physically urinating and having a BM while on the potty, she literally screams and says "owwee" while she is in the process (does not do this with a diaper on). Even with hugs and words of encouragement/praise she is frightened. I am assuming this is because she is feeling the loss of her urine & BM from her body verses the benefits of a diaper.
My question is, how do I help her cope with this and overcome this fear? I also believe once she overcomes this fear, potty training will come very easily. I don't want this to be a negative experience for her and when she screams I know I need to back off and try again later.
Of course off the subject of potty training, every time she doesn't like something she screams and says "owwee", so the person backs off, which of course, she has learned works. So any help or suggestions you could give me would be very much appreciated.