TELL-SHOW-DO TECHNIQUE

Given by Addlestone in 1959.

TELL: The technique involves verbal explanation of procedures in phrases appropriate to the development level of the patient.

SHOW: Demonstrations for the patient of the visual, auditory, olfactory & tactile aspects of the procedure in a carefully defined, non threatening sett.

DO: And then, without deviating from the explanation & demonstration, completion of the procedure.

This technique is used with communication skills (verbal and nonverbal) & positive reinforcement.

( Positive reinforcement is the presentation of reinforces which increases the frequency of desired behavior)

Poojitha Surgi- Team dentowesome

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