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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

Jul 10, 2024

"My immediate thought was I'm going to lose my son. That was where my head went immediately." - Reina


In this episode of Child Life On Call, Katie Taylor talks with Reina, a devoted mother from Nashville, Tennessee. Reina shares her heartfelt journey of caring for her son Elliott, diagnosed with Burkitt...

Jul 1, 2024

Episode Description:
In this special impromptu episode, Katie Taylor, Certified Child Life Specialist and CEO of Child Life On Call, shares some exciting news! We're rebranding our beloved Child Life On Call app to SupportSpot.

Tune in to hear why we made this change and what it means for you and your family. Plus,...

Jun 26, 2024

In this episode host Katie Taylor sits down with Ashley O’Neil, a family nurse practitioner and a NICU mom. Ashley shares her journey when her son, Colin, was born at 25 weeks gestation and the following 183 day NICU stay.  Listen to hear how she balanced work, advocating for her son’s needs, coping with personal...

Jun 12, 2024

On today’s episode, Katie had the privilege of speaking with Annie Gunning, a Certified Child Life Specialist and Grief Counselor, and Haley Thomas, a Licensed Master Social Worker, on their collaborative efforts to support families at Hope for HIE. Annie and Haley tailor their support to each family's unique needs,...

May 29, 2024

Episode Description:

Join Katie Taylor, CCLS in this episode as she talks with Dr. Michael Pitt the founder of Q-Rounds and a compassionate pediatrician (and magician!) dedicated to enhancing doctor-patient communication. 

As a child life specialist, Katie understands how crucial it is for families to not only be...