I-SIT Group: Support for Patients and Families

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I-SIT (Intervention for Soiling, fecal Incontinence, and Toileting) is a behavioral health group intervention for children (ages 5-9) diagnosed with functional constipation and fecal incontinence, and their parents.

The group is led by the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (GI) Psychology team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Key topics are explored during meetings including scheduling toilet sits, behavioral management for constipation and soiling, working with schools and coping with social concerns.

When does the I-SIT group meet?

The group is offered several times per year and includes four sessions on consecutive Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. Check back for dates and times.

Where does the I-SIT group meet?

The group meets on the sixth floor of the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care located on the Raymond G. Perelman Campus.

How do I know if the I-SIT group would be helpful for my child?

Please discuss with your child’s GI provider whether I-SIT would be an appropriate component of your child’s treatment plan for constipation and soiling. Referred families will be seen for a new patient visit with a GI Psychologist to discuss whether I-SIT group may be the right fit for your family. The GI Psychologist will assist families with enrollment.

Does my insurance cover the I-SIT group?

GI Psychologists at CHOP participate with a number of health insurance plans. Please ask for the Financial Information about Pediatric Psychology Services at CHOP handout for more information.