Dental services for children with autism spectrum disorder

Brown, Jeremy, Brown, J and Woodburn, J (2014) Dental services for children with autism spectrum disorder. Learning Disability Practice, 17 (3). pp. 20-25. ISSN 1465-8712 DOI https://doi.org/10.7748/ldp2014.03.17.3.20.e1527

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Abstract

Aim: To identify what parents perceive to be good practice in the care of children with autism in dental settings and to highlight difficulties in accessing dental services. Method: An online questionnaire survey with open and closed questions followed by a series of in-depth semi-structured interviews. Mixed-method quantitative and thematic analyses were performed. Results: Of 19 participants, 13 reported that they had been able to access dental services but 12 experienced difficulties related to their children’s condition when visiting the dentist. Conclusion: The approach and communication skills of dental staff, and their willingness and ability to adapt their practices for children with autism, are all important

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2014 15:39
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/5996

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