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Top 10 Reasons to Call a Child Life Specialist

A Child Life Specialist is providing therapeutic play with a young child by making paper airplanes. The goal of this activity is to distract the young boy from being anxious or fearful during his time in the hospital.

If your child's neurologist has ordered an EEG you may be wondering what the test will be like and whether or not it will be painful or traumatic for your child. You probably also want to know what sort of information the EEG will be able to tell you. We'll try to answer some of your questions about EEGs here

What is an EEG Really Like

EEG Explanation and Information. This information would be great for parents of a child about to get an EEG. The parents may feel more prepared for the procedure after reading this and could positively affect the way their child feels about the procedure.

Starlight Digital - Online games and videos teaching about CF, kidney disease, sickle cell and medical procedures

Starlight Digital - Online games and videos teaching about CF, kidney disease, sickle cell and medical procedures

Next time I break my arm I am getting this. You send in a copy of your x-ray and they send back a print for your cast.

X-Ray Vision...almost.

Fun Tattoos for your cast. Want your X-Ray on your cast? Send us the digital file of your x-ray, and we’ll send you back your break in print, ready to be applied directly to your cast.

medical play

Medical Play- procedures and surgeries are a lot less scary for kids if their teddy bear goes through it too!

Boozle Bear is a great teaching tool for doctors, nurses, parents and children.

Boozle the teaching bear has a removable and replaceable shunt to teach little ones about their VP shunt & procedures. This is made for children with Hydro but I think it'd be good for children with IH too!

PICC line cover...cut the toe out of a child's sock and there ya go!

The goal for this tool is to provide a fun and expressive wrap that covers a scary medical bandage. This is a way that children can be creative and be a part of the medical process.

Medical play ideas for infants to teens from Greenville Health System

This link provides ideas for developmentally appropriate medical play for different age groups. Developmental & psychosocial goals: familiarization, express feelings, communication, social-emotional skills, comfort and distraction

a GIRAFFE IV pole!!!!!

The goal is to help reduce children's anxiety. Making a child-friendly, less stressful, hospital environment!

Packard Kids Connection, games and activities for children needed a hospital visit

Animated videos of MRI's, IV's, CT's to help children better understand procedures

How to Land a Child Life Internship - tips from a child life specialist. #childlife Tales of Life, Love and Ice Cream

How to Land a Child Life Internship

How to Land a Child Life Internship - tips from a CCLS. This will be useful in the coming months when I am applying to child life internships across the country!

Pre-op tour from a patient's view. Great video done by Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Pre-op tour from a patient's view. Great video done by Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The hospital I hope to work at some day!