Assessment & Intervention: Technology in Pediatrics

Assessment & Intervention: Technology in Pediatrics

We are living in a time where the technology we have at our fingertips influences every aspect of our daily lives. From the moment we wake up we are inundated with news, social media feeds, programs that give us directions, traffic updates, recipes – anything we...

Design Kid-Friendly Healthcare Spaces: Q&A with Andy Keller

Ever wonder who comes up with those awesome, themed spaces at children’s hospitals and clinics? Andy Keller is one of them. Here he offers some tips and insights for making healthcare spaces a bit more child-friendly. In your professional opinion, what are the top 3...
The Important Business of Play (Therapy)

The Important Business of Play (Therapy)

The Important Business of Play (therapy) We’re once again exploring the world of alternative therapies for children, mainly art, music and play. While the idea of employing these with adults seems a little preposterous (although, they have a place!), these therapies...
Q&A with Brenda Sturgeleski, BA, Ed, LES, CCLS, CTRS

Q&A with Brenda Sturgeleski, BA, Ed, LES, CCLS, CTRS

We never get tired of hearing about how Child Life Specialists arrived in their professions. Brenda Sturgeleski, BA, Ed, LES, CCLS, CTRS, shares how she turned a fine arts degree and passion for serving children into a Child Life career. How did you get involved in...
Q&A with Child Life Specialist, Lois Wolgemuth

Q&A with Child Life Specialist, Lois Wolgemuth

Lois Wolgemuth has worked as a Child Life Specialist at Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, for 31 years, but discovered her passion for helping hospitalized children at age 12. She’s truly devoted her life to the Child Life profession and shares...
Q&A with Child Life Specialist, Blogger & Author, Shani Thornton

Q&A with Child Life Specialist, Blogger & Author, Shani Thornton

Shani Thornton is the voice behind Child Life Mommy, a blog about being a mom and a Certified Child Life Specialist. Shani is a true warrior for child-centered healthcare practices and we’re honored she took the time to chat with us about her experiences as a child...