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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

May 31, 2023

On today's episode of the podcast, Katie interviews Rylee Neal who decided to become a Child Life Specialist from her past experiences being hospitalized with a heart condition called tetralogy of fallot.  An experience with a Child Life Specialist during one of her hospital stays lead her to pursue the field of Child...

May 24, 2023

Katie along with co-host Mijha from Jambo books interview Dr. Kate Lund, TedEx speaker, clinical psychologist and hydrocephalus warrior. She brings an incredibly important perspective as provider, patient and parent. Dr. Lund shares with us how the support she received throughout her childhood had a positive impact on...

May 22, 2023

[Child Life 101] How to Support Kids in Pain

As a child life specialist, I know that pain can significantly impact children. It can affect them physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. Research has shown that uncontrolled pain can lead to long-term effects such as stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as...

May 17, 2023

On today's episode of the podcast, Katie interviews Courtney Morey, Mother to Annie who was diagnosed with Trisomy 21, AVSD and Pulmonary Hypertension. Katie and Courtney have such great dialogue and raw conversation in this episode. Courtney shares the positive impacts on her marriage and the questions that arise when...

May 15, 2023

Today in [Child Life 101] we are answering the question we get ALL THE TIME:


You've asked and now we're answering.

Did you know that SO many of the parents on our podcast haven't ever even met a child life specialist before our interview?!

Our goal during this series is to help people understand...