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This session covers bowel problems such as constipation and soiling in school-aged children. It discusses the assessment process, treatment interventions and the impact these distressing problems can have on the child, their family and the wider community.

  • The management of constipation, bowel problems and soiling in children includes laxative usage and toileting programmes.
  • The principles of support, which improve longer-term outcomes, include information, privacy, non-judgemental behavioural practice and rewards for achievement.
  • The multidisciplinary team are needed for more complicated cases or where maltreatment is suspected.

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Content provided by MindEd. Author: June Rogers and Penny Dobson. Published: March 2014. Review: March 2017.

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