A new tool to support communication between dentist and patients with intellectual and communication disabilities

Daniel Herron, Rachel Menzies, Annalu Waller, Rolf Black, Sandra Quinn, Ruth Freeman, Yuefang Zhou, Gerry M. Humphris, Lesley Scott, Gillian Elliot

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Abstract

Patients with Intellectual and Communication Disabilities (ICD) often have difficulties understanding the process and consequences of dental treatment. This lack of understanding can increase anxiety levels within this patient group, causing them to consider the dental environment as uncomfortable and threatening.
The “Stories at the Dentist” project aims to develop a tablet-based support tool to help people with ICD to more fully understand dental procedures, with the aim of improving communication and thus reducing anxiety for both patients and clinicians. Through encouraging dentist-patient communication, the project aims to enable patients to be more involved in the decision making process and to have more control over their own dental care.
The focus of this paper is on the User Centered Design (UCD) methodologies used in the discovery phases of this project.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2014
Event16th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication - Lisboa Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal
Duration: 19 Jul 201424 Jul 2014
https://www.isaac-online.org/english/conference-2014/

Conference

Conference16th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Abbreviated titleISAAC 2014
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon, Portugal
Period19/07/1424/07/14
Internet address

Keywords

  • Dentistry
  • AAC
  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • HCI

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  • Research Output

    Applying the VR-CoDES in the dental context involving patients with complex communication needs

    Zhou, Y., Black, R., Freeman, R., Herron, D., Humphris, G., Quinn, S., Scott, L. & Waller, A., 29 Sep 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  • Activities

    • 5 Participation in conference

    16th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

    Ruth Freeman (Participant)

    22 Jul 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    16th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

    Annalu Waller (Participant)

    22 Jul 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    16th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

    Rolf Black (Participant)

    22 Jul 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Cite this

    Herron, D., Menzies, R., Waller, A., Black, R., Quinn, S., Freeman, R., Zhou, Y., Humphris, G. M., Scott, L., & Elliot, G. (2014). A new tool to support communication between dentist and patients with intellectual and communication disabilities. Poster session presented at 16th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication , Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal. https://www.isaac-online.org/english/conference-history/isaac-2014/conference-presentation-materials/