Upcoming Events

Toilet Training / Enuresis workshop

Children with Special Needs 0-18 years

23 September 2019

Toilet Training / Enuresis workshop

On Thursday, 24th October from 10.00am to 4:30am, We welcome Parents, Clinicians/ Multidisciplinary Team members, teachers, preschool, AIMS members to take part in a toilet Training / Enuresis workshop for Children with Special Needs 0-18 years that are attending our service.

Cost: €20 for clinicians, PHNs, preschool, teachers, etc.

Free of charge for Parents of children linked in with SJF.

Location: Springfort Hall Hotel, Newtwopothouse, Mallow.

Workshop content:
(Each day will be tailored specifically for the audience attending)

Toilet training including Autism, sensory difficulties and physical disabilities.

Aids and equipment
Toileting Plan
Bladder and Bowel management
Constipation and the causes
Daytime wetting and acquisition of bladder control
Night time wetting
Causes, reasons, alarms, treatments
Infant Dyschezia


Course Provider

Fiona Boorman started working with disabled children at 12, when she was a volunteer in a children’s home and later in a Scope Grammar School. This led her to a career in nursing children, initially at Great Ormond Street, London. Fiona explored various other areas of nursing whilst bringing up her own, now grown-up four children, including nursing the elderly. 10 years as a Special School Nurse got her hooked on continence. She realised that too many children were not given the opportunity to achieve this fundamental skill but with the desire, joined-up working and some crazy ideas, she could make it work for most. Fiona went on to undertake both Adult and Paediatric Continence degree modules, working in a specialist role for the past 10 years. When she is not working, Fiona still seems to talk poo and wee with anyone who will listen! She also enjoys anything arty crafty and pottering around gardens, walking and enjoying nature. Currently she teaches on Continence issues for 3 different charities and has a role responding to requests for advice from families and professionals. In addition to this she works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cheshire.

For Booking please call/text/email Anne Collins or Maria Ryan in Children’s Services 086-0437833.

Or download the booking form below and return it to 

Anne Collins/Maria Ryan, Children’s Services, St. Joseph’s Foundation, Bakers Road, Charleville.

Email: acollins@stjosephsfoundation.ie or MRyan@stjosephsfoundation.ie


Documents to download