It is common for preschool age children to wet the bed. When children who are five or older engage in bed wetting two or more times a week for at least 3 consecutive months, they may have a diagnosable condition called enuresis.
Prior to providing behavioral treatment for enuresis, we ask parents to consult with their pediatrician to rule out that children’s bed wetting is not due to a medication or to a medical condition.
Full spectrum home training (FSHT) is a behavioral treatment for enuresis. This form of therapy involves obtaining a bell and pad that can be ordered online. The bell and pad is used to alert children when they are bed wetting. Children are taught to be responsible for turning off the alarm and for cleaning the bed afterward. Children are also taught urine retention control as part of the program.
Dr. Arthur Houts developed FSHT and has received federal funding to conduct outcome studies of the effectiveness of the therapy.