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ERIC Number: EJ866148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Close Encounters of the Medical Kind: When Kids with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities Visit the Doctor
McGinnis, Kristy
Exceptional Parent, v39 n8 p28-31 Aug 2009
Taking a young child to the doctor is not always the easiest of tasks, even when the child does not have a disability. This can be seen in the sheer number of children's books on the subject. Using key words such as "going to the doctor," a quick search of's children's book listing brings up a list of over 1,200 books. While the books can be useful for some, the parent of a child with autism or other developmental disabilities may need a larger bag of tricks than the average parent for this type of adventure. The purpose of this article is to present a handful of possible strategies/tools to put into that "bag," thus increasing the likelihood of a successful encounter at the doctor's office.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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