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In this blog article, The dentists at Granbury Dental Center discuss Social Stories™ and how they help provide emotional support to autistic kids with the goal of improving their dental (and other) experiences.
A social story about going to the dentist follows specific criteria and story elements to reinforce a safe, detailed description of a dental visit in a way that is both meaningful and comfortable for children with autism or related challenges. This short story tool outlines the relevant social cues and common responses when visiting Granbury Dental Center for an appointment. The story also explains what happens in that situation and why those things occur.
The physical form social stories take can vary. Some are simple verbal messages that you’ll share with your child as you would any other story. Some are printed materials with or without drawings or photos, while others may be in video form.
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