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Autism News Tagged "dental visits and autism"

What in the World is Going On in Autism – November 2014 Edition

In this month’s blog: new study shows parents tend to support their child better in a group training setting; communication is a struggle for those on the spectrum because they need extra processing time and often have difficulty reading body language, voice tone, and understanding context. Wandering or elopement is an all too common occurrence in schools for people with ASD. A dental visit can be a nightmare for a person with autism. Getting children on the spectrum to eat a variety of healthy foods can be challenging for many. Women and girls are continuing to be under-diagnosed with autism because they display different characteristics of the disorder.

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Dental Dilemmas

Is there anyone out there who can honestly say they like going to the dentist? Most of us dread the dentist. For the child with autism, it is a frightening experience because of sensory issues and the element of unpredictability.

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