I saw this video today and it made me laugh out loud! So of course I had to share it. I hope it brings a smile to your face as well!
Have you heard of “autism friendly” performances on Broadway? Individuals who are on the autism spectrum can be easily overwhelmed by loud noises, flashing lights, and lots of people. Unfortunately, Broadway musicals are often heavily laden with these and other effects. This means that it can be difficult for someone who has autism to participate […]
If you are working in any helping profession you know that it is very important to guard against compassion fatigue. Those who are in the child life field know that it’s incredibly important. The reality is that the job of a child life specialist can be very emotionally difficult. You are often asked to come […]
Happy Easter everyone!!! I hope that you all have had some wonderful sweet or even savory treat, surrounded by people who love you. I personally enjoyed some chocolate and sweet potatoes while hanging out with my roommate and her family, along with my sister, since my own family is far away. (I had other food […]
Hi there! I wanted to share with you all a wonderful uplifting video I saw about a little girl who dreamed of being a ballerina. Since I myself love to dance ballet and know it’s magical draw, I totally understand where she is coming from. But until this group came in, she had never gotten […]
I really liked this picture so I thought I would share. Kids can be really clever sometimes. Why didn’t I think of this?
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? I’m told by your nurse that you need child life in your room ASAP. I pull back the curtain to see you’re bounding with excitement as you hand me the heart bracelet you spent time crafting for me on your bedside table. “You are the coolest kind…
As we continue to celebrate Child Life Month, I wanted to share with you a bulletin board I made to teach staff about reasons to use topical numbing spray during procedures like blood draws, IV starts, and injections. I had quite a bit of fun making the bulletin board and it worked out pretty good, so […]
I saw this picture the other day and I have to say, we’ve all been there! Anakin reminds me of some teenagers I know!
Happy Child Life Month everyone!!! Did you know that March is when child life specialists around the world celebrate and spread the word about the awesomeness that is child life? But even with a whole month, there are still many people who ask me “A child life what? Come again?” So in celebration of child […]