Connecticut Children's Blog
Connecticut Children's Blog provides important perspective on pediatric health from the same voices that care for our patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
By Bradley S. Jerson, PhD Although signs of spring are just beginning to show, it is not too early to start thinking about ways to help your child make the most of the move to a new school year this fall. During the next months, schools hold planning meetings for the transition to the next […]
Through Connecticut Children’s Therapy Dog Program, our dedicated team of certified, fully-trained therapy dogs and volunteers visit the Medical Center on a regular basis to bring comfort and cheer to our patients, families and team members. Over the next few weeks we’ll be introducing you to a few of our four-legged-friends and their handlers. Today, […]
In honor of National Siblings Day, meet two special families who are supporting their siblings with Sickle Cell Disease!
By Caitlin Silliman, MOT, OTR/L In honor of National Occupational Therapy Month, Connecticut Children’s Occupational Therapy department is sharing some information on what we can do for your child, and offering some strategies to try out at home. Difficulty transitioning between activities is a common complaint we often hear from caregivers. Children who have difficulty […]
By: Marcus Smith Over the past 15 years, Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program (Healthy Homes) has made quite an impact building stronger children, families and communities in Connecticut. To date, Healthy Homes has made more than 2,500 housing units lead safe, while also eliminating hazards in about 350 housing units, installing safety equipment in more […]
In recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, we sat down with Connecticut Children’s Autism Clinical Specialist and Research Coordinator Jennifer Twachtman-Bassett, M.S. CCC-SLP, CCRP to learn more about autism spectrum disorder and how Connecticut Children’s is helping to make life easier for patients and families affected by the condition. What are some challenges children with […]
In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, Margaret Burke, Pharm.D., CSPI shares some facts about accidental poisonings in children and what to do if you think your child (or you) has been exposed to a poison. What to Do If You Think a Child Is Exposed to a Poison If the child appears to be […]
Child life specialists are dedicated to supporting the emotional needs of hospitalized children. They help children understand and cope with procedures, illnesses, treatments and extended hospital stays. In honor of Child Life Month, we sat down with Child Life Specialist Katie Robbins to learn more about her experiences and why she chose such a special […]
In celebration of #PatientSafetyWeek, we’re introducing you to a few of our safety coaches, who are trained to observe work behaviors and provide real-time feedback about practice and compliance with Connecticut Children’s safety behaviors and standards. Kristina Lawrence Why did you become a safety coach? I became a safety coach to promote change and safety […]
By: Donna Gitt MA, RDN, CDN March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is to “Go Further with Food!” This message comes with a lot of different meanings, from stretching your family’s food budget, to eating and hydrating for a big race, to starting your day with a good healthy breakfast. Connecticut Children’s […]