Integrating technology with child life helps Erikson alumni connect with children in a hospital setting

The child life team at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago works to help children who are undergoing medical procedures or are visiting loved ones in the hospital understand and cope with the healthcare experience. To do this, the team members, many of whom are Erikson Institute alumni, have integrated digital devices into their work, using their knowledge of child development to help them make decisions about the appropriate use of technology with children.