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Sensory Adapted Dental Rooms Significantly Stress During Cleanings for Children with Autism

[Source: Medical X-Press]

New results from a study led by USC researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles show that a sensory adapted dental clinic environment creates less distressing oral care experiences for autistic children. The open-access article is available today in JAMA Network Open.

“We’ve shown that the combination of curated visual, auditory and tactile adaptations—all of which are easily implemented, relatively inexpensive and don’t require training to safely use—led to statistically significant decreases in autistic ildren‘s behavioral and physiological distress during dental cleanings,” said lead author Leah Stein Duker, assistant professor at the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.

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