Autism Question

swallowing medicine and spitting out toothpaste

I am a child care provider for a wonderfully sweet 4 year old autistic boy. His mom has come to me asking how she can get her son to swallow medicine (he will hold it in his mouth for over 45 minutes without ever swallowing) and today we are trying to get him to spit out his toothpaste (not something we want to have him swallow)

Any ideas we can try here at the center or that I can pass along to help out his mom?

posted about 1 month ago by A MyAutismTeam User

You don't have to use toothpaste, actually it is probably better not to. Fluoride is actually a neurotoxin. There are many other things in toothpaste… read more

posted about 1 month ago
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