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Andrew Swartfigure BCBA, Consultant with BeyondAutism, talks with Rebecca Lowes, ABA Supervisor at BeyondAutism, Taylor Christensen, OT at BeyondAutism and Tom Bailey, Head of Therapies at BeyondAutism.
When necessary health care needs are more important than preferences. How do you begin to approach oral care when the individual finds it aversive? We explore how this was achieved and how beginning to teach autonomy through escape mands can support desensitisation.
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