A trip to the dentist can be a challenging experience for children on the autism spectrum. Preparation prior to the visit is key to a successful experience. Using social stories to prepare children with autism for upcoming experiences has been proven by research to be an effective tool. This social story about going to the dentist for an exam consists of simple explanation paired with pictures.
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