Full Mouth Rehabilitation in visually impaired children with modified behaviour management techniques: A Case Series

  • Aboli Dambare PG student
  • Dr. Swapnil Mhatre reader
  • Dr. Rashmi Jayanna
  • Dr. Priyanka Razdan
Keywords: visual impairment, dental care, Audio-Tactile Performance, Tell-Feel-Do, Tell-Hear-Do, Tell-Smell-Do


The prevalence of childhood blindness is 0.3 per 1,000 children in industrialized countries, 1.2 per 1,000 children in developing countries, and 1.7 per 1,000 children in India. In children with visual impairment, there are limitations to moving around in different surroundings and performing basic activities, due to which managing them becomes a challenging task for Paediatric Dentists. Therefore, there is a need to train the visually impaired child with the aid of customized behaviour management techniques, so that the outcome of the treatment can be optimized. ‘Audio-Tactile Performance technique’ (ATP) is a multisensory health education method, specially designed for training visually impaired children. The ‘Tell-feel-do’ and ‘Tell-Hear-Do’ techniques can be used instead of ‘Tell-show-do’ to acquaint the patient with the relevant procedures before actual execution. This case series aims to demonstrate successful full mouth rehabilitation in children with visual impairment, using these modified behaviour management techniques.

Author Biographies

Dr. Swapnil Mhatre, reader

Reader, Dept. Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry

Dr. Rashmi Jayanna

Head of Dept, Dept. of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry

Dr. Priyanka Razdan

Reader, Dept. of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry


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How to Cite
Dambare, A., Swapnil Mhatre, Rashmi Jayanna, & Priyanka Razdan. (2024). Full Mouth Rehabilitation in visually impaired children with modified behaviour management techniques: A Case Series. UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.21276/ujds.2024.10.1.15