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LA Speech Pathology Services, Inc.

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5625 Windsor Way, Ste. 106

Culver City, CA  90230

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15 Tips for Helping Children With Sensory Sensitivity Brush Their Teeth

May 31, 2018

 

 

Most kids run away from the sight of the “terrible toothbrush.” However, for children on theautism spectrum with sensory issues, this can be even more of a challenge. There can be many different factors and reasons for a child’s aversion to toothbrushing. There may be some hypo- or hyper-sensitivity and oral defensiveness going on. With hypo-sensitivity, kids might have less awareness of what’s going on in their mouths, which can contribute to anxiety related to the mouth area (think of it as a type of oral “numbness”). On the flip side, kids who are hyper-sensitive might be overly conscious and sensitive to oral stimulation. The slightest touch can be overwhelming and be perceived as painful.

 

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