Teddy Bear Clinic 

Another fun event my team and I hosted in honor of child life month was a teddy bear clinic. This event is usually a great hit with the patients and families. We started off by giving each “doctor” their patients chart. Here we included some information on the “top 10 reasons to call your childContinue reading “Teddy Bear Clinic “

Favorite Find of the Month

  I first learned about the child life profession when one of my child development professors my junior year of college very briefly mentioned it during one of his lectures. I jotted down “child life specialist” on the corner of my notebook and googled it when I got home. As soon as I looked it up, I knewContinue reading “Favorite Find of the Month”

Cystic fibrosis resources! 

Working on a respiratory unit I often have patients that have been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). This is a population I never worked with at my previous position in the pediatric emergency room so I had a lot of learning to do coming into my new position. May is CF awareness month so IContinue reading “Cystic fibrosis resources! “

From Cruelty to Understanding: Trends in Special Education

One of my wonderful readers recently e-mailed me this infographic for me to post & spread the word about special education then & now. This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart as my mother owns and operates her own group home for people with disabilities and my best friends brotherContinue reading “From Cruelty to Understanding: Trends in Special Education”

Bald American Girl dolls too!?  If I’ve learned anything from my daughter when she pages through a toy store catalog, it’s that kids like to have toys that look like them! And now all the little kids who were forced to go bald — from cancer or some other disease — have a new friend in the folksContinue reading