Blog by two child life specialists working in the NICU - some helpful tips for distraction techniques with premature infants and developmentally appropriate play activities. Also contains some useful ideas for support groups for siblings of NICU patients.
Teaching Strategies mini-poster "Objectives for Development & Learning" Standard 3 Knowledge of Standards and Assessments. (3.4 Assess,compare, and contrast the effects fo various teaching strategies on individual student performance relative to content standards)
A Child Life specialist is showing a young girl how a medical procedure (a CAT Scan) is preformed by using a doll as visual aid. The goal of this is to show her how the procedure is done so she will be a little more comfortable when having to have it done.
Many parents say meditation is a helpful tool for their kids. More research is needed to understand how meditation might specifically benefit kids with learning and attention issues. But it can be a good way to help all kids cope with stress and "quiet the mind." Here are seven apps to introduce your child to meditation. Try Tech Finder for more: u.org/TechFinder