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“Tom goes to the Dentist” – A Social Story for Children with Autism

Editor’s Note:  February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.  Here is an excellent resource to help your students with Autism learn about the Dentist.

Source: Dental Health IE

Some people with autism find it helpful to prepare for their visit to the dentist. “Tom goes to the dentist” is an example of a Social Story that can be used and adapted to help children with autism prepare for a dental visit.

“Tom goes to the dentist”, based on the work of Dr Siobhan Doherty Principal Dental Surgeon, HSE, Dublin South West- Kildare West Wicklow Service Area, was developed by Dr Maura Haran, Senior Dental Surgeon – Special Needs and Breda McCarthy Senior Dental Nurse, Waterford Community Services.

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