Programs and Services

All About The Toilet – Fredric Daum, M.D.

Clinical Services

Winthrop Pediatrics Associates’ All About The Toilet program provides consultations for families with children of all ages – with or without special needs – who have stool withholding and encopresis (stool accidents).

Evaluation and treatment are provided by Dr. Fredric Daum, Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Toilet Training Seminars

Monthly seminars are conducted at Winthrop for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with toilet-training issues. The format involves an interactive discussion of medical and emotional problems experienced by children with or without special needs.

2017 Dates:

January 19th May 18th September 21st
February 16th June 15th October 19th
March 16th July 20th November 16th
April 20th August 17th December 13th (Wednesday)


“All About the Toilet” seminars are held on Thursdays from 9:45-11:45am in the Pediatric Conference Room in the north basement of the main hospital on all dates listed above.

For more information, call (516) 663-9216.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease ProgramTuvia Marciano, D.O.

Winthrop-University Hospital’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program for Children and Adolescents provides effective diagnosis and treatments for the relief of inflamma­tory bowel disease (IBD) symptoms.

Our program’s goal is to improve our patients’ qual­ity of life. This chronic disease is complex and the severity can vary, but partnering with Winthrop can alleviate symptoms and induce remission so the disease will not interfere with our patients living normal lives. We want to see that our patients at­tend school every day, hang out with their friends, participate in after-school activities and sports, and above all experience a lifestyle unencumbered by their disease.

To learn more about the program, please visit the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program page.

Community Service Lectures

Dr. Daum is available to speak at schools, with parent groups and professional organizations.

Children with Special Needs

Youngsters with special needs, including delayed development and autism can be toilet trained. Behavioral issues that result in stool withholding and fecal soiling in children without special needs are magnified in these children.

Children with special needs tend to be more controlling and often have an obsessive compulsive disorder that magnifies some of these problems.

Toilet training youngsters with special needs requires patience. Understanding the cause of the problem and having an optimistic outlook for the future are crucial.

Dr. Daum has 40 years experience in training children with special needs; children can be clean and dry 24 hours a day

For more information, call (516)663-9216.

CHANGE Program

The CHANGE Program is a comprehensive 12 week lifestyle change program designed for teens. It guides teens and their families in making changes in exercise, diet, lifestyle and attitudes, which promote changes in weight in both short and long-term. Teens are given the opportunity to exercise in a private state of the art gym and each teen will have his/her own exercise prescription based on his/her individual fitness. Each teen will be supervised by our experienced Exercise Physiologist at all times.

To learn more about our program, please visit our CHANGE page.

Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Program

The Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Program at Winthrop-University Hospital specializes in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of feeding and swallowing disorders in the pediatric population. Our goal is to maximize feeding skills and improve each child’s well being through treatment, training and parental support. Treatment plans respect the interconnection of motor, sensory, behavioral, nutritional and underlying medical conditions related to the child’s feeding and swallowing issues. Extensive family/caregiver education is integrated into treatment to reinforce therapeutic strategies and develop carryover of skills to be used at home and within the community.

To learn more about the program, please visit the Pediatric Feeding Program page.