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Child Life On Call: Parents of children with an illness or medical condition share their stories with a child life specialist

Oct 25, 2023

It's a solo episode this week and our host, Katie Taylor, CCLS, dives in to what she experienced at the American Academy of Pediatrics Conference.

Katie talks about her travels to Chicago to train a group of clinicians in Chicago, and then her trip to DC where she had hundreds of conversations with pediatricians from...

Jul 31, 2023


[ Child Life 101] How to Prepare Children for Medical Procedures

Does this sound familiar? You try to prepare children for medical procedures, but no matter what you do, they still end up feeling stressed and anxious. You've been told to simply explain the procedure to them, but it's not working. The pain of...

Jul 3, 2023

Do you want to feel empowered and confident in advocating for your child's healthcare needs? Are you searching for a solution that will help you effectively speak up for your child in healthcare settings?

In this episode, I will be sharing the key to unlocking your advocacy potential, enabling you to achieve the...

Jun 28, 2023

Today's guest on the podcast is Dr. Barbara Hecht, National Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech. She shares with us how to support Deaf, Deaf +, and Hard of Hearing students. Dr. Hecht shares about early intervention, brings awareness to CMV (cytomegalovirus),...

Jun 19, 2023

"What we can do as parents and professionals is look past the behavior."

Helping Hands: Resources for Parents Supporting Siblings in Healthcare Situations

I remember the first time I saw the impact of a sibling's illness on a family. It was heart-wrenching to watch as the older sibling hesitantly chose a toy to play...