Interventions for the Reduction of Dental Anxiety and Corresponding Behavioral Deficits in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

@article{Elmore2016InterventionsFT,
  title={Interventions for the Reduction of Dental Anxiety and Corresponding Behavioral Deficits in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.},
  author={Jessica Elmore and Ann M. Bruhn and Jonna Bobzien},
  journal={Journal of dental hygiene : JDH},
  year={2016},
  volume={90 2},
  pages={
          111-20
        }
}
PURPOSE Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can greatly inhibit a child's communication and social interaction skills, impacting their comfort during dental hygiene treatment and services. Children with ASD may exhibit sensory sensitivities, fear of the unfamiliar and lack of socio-cognitive understanding, leading to anxiety and corresponding behavioral deficits. Since the prevalence rates for ASD have risen significantly in the past decade, increased emphasis has been placed on educational and… CONTINUE READING
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