Preparation for Medical, Diagnostic, and Surgical Procedures
Medical Preparation and coaching are available for (but not limited to) the following procedures:
- Routine well child visits
- Blood Draws
- IV insertion
- Elective surgery
- Needle phobia
- Pill swallowing
- Casting for broken bones
- Oncology treatment
- CAT Scan
- Organ Transplants
- Kidney Dialysis
- Diabetic management
- Child abuse medical evaluations
Child Centered Play Skills Coaching
Learn simple play skills that will deepen attachment and connection with your children to balance the digital overload and lack of free play in today's world. Training also available for early childhood educators.
I assist children in navigating school reentry following hospitalization or life altering medical care. Through consultation with the child and family, I provide teachers with guidance and support, in order to make sure your child has all s/he needs to make returning to school a less intimidating process.
When a Parent is Ill
Parents facing a medical crisis may wonder, "What will I tell my child?" Children often know more than we think they do, and their imaginations can leave them feeling alone and frightened. I coach and support parents through these difficult conversations. Children may also need preparation and support to visit hospitalized loved ones or in coping with a parent's physical changes. Parent coaching and medical play sessions can help the whole family cope better with the challenges illness can bring.