Interoception refers to our ability to perceive and understand our internal sensations, like hunger, thirst, the need to use the bathroom, feeling hot or cold and fatigue. 

Many children on the spectrum are not in touch with those internal feelings which is why they may be unaware of feeling hungry and thirsty - and need prompting.  Or delay going to the toilet until the very last minute.


Toileting and Interoception – How to Help Struggling Children

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