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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

Apr 30, 2018

Belinda, a mom, certified child life specialist, teacher and creator of shares her story with us today on the final episode of season two of the Child Life On Call Podcast. 

As a cancer survivor herself, Belinda knew that she wanted her life's work to positively impact hospitalized children and thus she became a Child Life Specialist. After getting married and having her first child, she applied her knowledge of child development and expertise with children to her own son when she began to notice that he wasn't developing typically. You will get to hear how Belinda has used goal-setting and other self-motivating tools to help her son accomplish things doctor's said he never would. 

Belinda will also talk about her son's autism diagnosis at the age of five as well as an epilepsy diagnosis a few years later. Belinda has helped her son in so many ways and has great advice and suggestions for parents facing similar challenges. If you would like to connect with Belinda, you can email her, or connect through her website and Facebook pages.