Poster Session  |   July 2015
Sensory-Adapted Dental Environments: Oral Care in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author Affiliations
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   July 2015
Sensory-Adapted Dental Environments: Oral Care in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911515052p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO1097
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911515052p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO1097
Abstract

Date Presented 4/16/2015

Oral health is integral to well-being. The purpose of this study was to describe the innovative sensory-adapted dental environment and examine its efficacy in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and typically developing children aged 6 to 12 yr. Occupational therapists should be part of the multidisciplinary team to address oral health challenges in children.