Sensitive Sam Visits the Dentist
Author(s): Marla Roth-Fisch
Award Winning Book: Creative Child Magazine, Book of the Year
Recommended by Temple Grandin
“Having a good first experience with going to the dentist will help a child with autism tolerate the dentist. This book will help children on the spectrum better understand visits to the dentist.”
— Dr. Temple Grandin
Going to the dentist can be frightening to many kids, but especially those with sensory issues and autism. In her marvelous second book, Marla Roth-Fisch explores a trip to the dentist with our protagonist, Sensitive Sam. Join Sensitive Sam as he learns to understand and overcome his fear of the dentist!
“What could be more difficult for a child with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) than a visit to the dentist? Even the thought of the appointment can send some children into a meltdown.
Now, finally, there is a book for children that moms and dads can read to and with their child at home before they go to the dentist. When the story is read over and over again, a child will internalize the message: ‘I am happy now, my dental exam, a breeze. And it’s time for Mom, sis, and I to leave.’
I highly recommend this entertaining and pragmatic approach to increasing the comfort of children with SPD when visiting their dentists! Happy teeth cleaning to all!”
— Dr. Lucy Jane Miller