At Levine Children’s Hospital and Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital, child life specialists use iPads as a teaching tool for their young patients and families. Not only do they educate patient about their medical care and condition, but they also give virtual hospital tours to ease jitters.
IPad apps and age-appropriate games teach kids about organ systems, divert attention during long or painful procedures and help patients record video messages. Patients can
use the tablets to connect with friends, classmates and family via FaceTime video calls.
“The kids are teaching us how to use these devices,” says Mackenzie Robinson, a certified child life specialist at Levine Children’s Hospital.
Levine Children’s Hospital is grateful for the donation of iPads to its patients from the Childhood Leukemia Foundation. The Foundation has worked with Levine Children’s Hospital for several years to provide programs and services that address emotional needs of those battling cancer.
“This is a wonderful relationship to make a difference in the lives of sick children,” says Kim Wetmore, Director of Development, Childhood Leukemia Foundation.
Watch the video below from Levine Children Hospital, extolling the benefits of the iPad gift.