Read about autism and dental health care research:
Joanna Granich, Ashleigh Lin, Loc Giang Do, Liana Luzzi, Alena Dass, Madeleine Y. Rayner, Andrew J.O. Whitehouse. Oral health and dental care among children with and without an autism spectrum disorder in Australia: a comparative study. 9th May 2017. International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), San Francisco, California, USA
Tips and Tools
A common way to assist your child to better understand about healthcare situations or health behaviours is to use a specific social story - a concept developed by Carol Gray (1990) or a visual support to help them learn, develop skills and facilitate independence.
Some children including those with an autism spectrum disorder may respond well to this preparatory and learning strategy. However, others may require more support or interventions.
Child Health and Autism Research