About the book
For many families, encopresis has become a dominating factor in everyday life. For the children themselves it is a constant source of severe distress and embarrassment damaging their developing personality.
However, encopresis can be beaten.
Dr. Baruch kushnir presents here a cookbook detailed description of his intervention model that has freed many hundreds of children from encopresis.
On the basis of his experience he pinpointed three different groups:
- Toilet anxiety: Children who can only poop in a diaper or in the pants
- Soiling: Children who can use the toilet for defecation but also release feces into their pants.
- Soiling and prolonged constipation and withholding: Children who refrain from having bowel movement for many days and even weeks.
For each group, he developed a unique therapeutic intervention program. Most kids belong to the first two groups – where treatment is relatively simple.
Dr. Baruch kushnir is considered the major authority on treatment of encopresis, enuresis and potty-training in Israel. He has been running a network of clinics specializing in these subjects since 1982.
He completed his studies in the Hebrew university of Jerusalem and Leeds and Hull universities in England.