Evaluating the use of the 'Show Me Whereâ„¢' pain assessment tool when conducting medical examinations on children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

User Perception and Evaluation Survey
Executive Summary

"We use Show Me Where as part of the Pain Assessment and Management Toolkit for Patients with Communication Difficulties in all clinical areas and we endorse its value in clinical practice."

Sue Mogford
Lead Nurse, Pain Team, Cardiff and Vale UHB

"The Show Me Where Communication Chart has really helped non-verbal and pupils with limited speech to be able to communicate if they are in pain. It has also helped pupils understand what is to happen during medical during medical examinations, which significantly helps reduce the anxiety that clinical appointments can often trigger in children with children with Autism. I have also found the chart along with the iPad app very useful in teaching the different parts of the body."

Lucy Brassey
BA Hons Primary Studies

"My son found using the Communication Chart lessens his anxiety when visiting the Doctor or Nurse. He was able to have his throat examined for the first time ever with no stress or discomfort, for him and me!!"

Ceri Lewis
Parent of a child with Autism

"This app is brilliant! I have successfully used it with a selection of autistic spectrum condition children with a variety of communication levels ranging from no spoken language to excellent communicators. This has enabled them all to let us know what hurts and where when they cannot express their feelings any other way."

Sunshine Haskell BA Hons
PGCE Teacher, The Hollies Special School

Show Me Where is officially endorsed by the following organisations:

  • University Hospital of Wales
  • Llandough Hospital
  • St David's Children's Centre
  • Ty Hafan, Children's Hospice
  • Special Needs Schools in Wales
  • Welsh Ambulance Service Trust

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