ERIC Number: EJ1038410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
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Reference Count: 34
Training Adults and Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder to Be Compliant with a Clinical Dental Assessment Using a TEACCH-Based Approach
Orellana, Lorena M.; Martínez-Sanchis, Sonia; Silvestre, Francisco J.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n4 p776-785 Apr 2014
The specific neuropsychological and sensory profile found in persons with autism spectrum disorders complicate dental procedures and as a result of this, most are treated under general anesthesia or unnecessary sedation. The main goal of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a short treatment and education of autistic and related communication-handicapped children-based intervention program (five sessions) to facilitate a 10-component oral assessment in children (n = 38, aged 4-9 years) and adults (n = 34, aged 19-41) with autism spectrum disorder (with or without associated intellectual disability). The assessment ranges from entering into the examination room to the evaluation of the dental occlusion. There were statistically significant differences in the number of components reached and in compliance before and after the training program.
Descriptors: Training Methods, Adults, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Compliance (Legal), Dental Evaluation, Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology, Profiles, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Guidance Programs, Anesthesiology, Training Objectives, Communication Strategies, Communication Skills
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