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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

Mar 26, 2018

Torie is a young adult with gastroperesis. Torie's journey has been a long one which includes a car accident, receiving total nutrition through an IV, NOT EATING FOOD FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR, and being told her illness was related to anxiety. These things, however, don't even touch the tip of the iceberg when it comes...

Mar 19, 2018

Lyndsey's daughter failed her newborn hearing screening soon after birth, but it didn't alarm Lyndsey since her son had also failed his first test after he was born. After a second failed test, Lyndsey was asked to return soon after for another exam from an audiologist. They would soon learn that her daughter had...

Mar 12, 2018

Today's episode features two women. First, we will hear from Alexis whose son went through a fairly common surgery, ear tubes, and she will talk about what their experience was like. However, as child life specialists and parents we know thate despite how “common” or “routine” a surgery may be, those words...

Mar 5, 2018

In honor of March and the fact that is Child Life Month, this episode features Shani Thornton from Child Life Mommy

Shani shares her entrance into the child life field and how she chose to move forward in the field as a community-based child life specialist.

Along with being the author of the children’s book