We know that April is Autism Awareness Month and the statistics coming from the CDC are staggering. Children with autism can find the sensation of brushing teeth more difficult than others. My son, who is autistic is a prime example and without reminders will "forget". The consequences of not brushing can lead to tooth decay and possible fear of dentists.
My son, even at the age of 15 needs reminders every day to brush his teeth. I decided it was time to put our Add a Brilliant Smile Chart into practice! We discussed it together, how it is used, what is expected and I got him enthusiastic about the chart. We addressed again the importance of brushing teeth and how he could take on the responsibility of taking care of his teeth, without me asking twice a day. His dentist will be happy too! Now I can see at a glance if he has brushed his teeth before we head out of the door in the morning! Of course, you need to be able to trust that your child is not just drawing a face without brushing so I am nearby just to make sure.
The chart is a visual reminder for him and a check for me. It is definately working for us!
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