Sharon A. Cermak, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Leah I. Stein, PhD, OTR/L, Jose C. Polido, DDS, Marian E. Williams, PhD, Michael E. Dawson, PhD, Christianne J. Lane, PhD; Sensory-Adapted Dental Environments: Oral Care in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(Supplement_1):6911515052p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO1097.
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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.
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