Hospital specialist plays for childrens' health | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

For 2 1/2 years, Newman has been working at the Alberta Children’s Hospital as a Child Life Specialist in oncology, an expert in child development who tries to make life as normal as possible for kids going through cancer treatments.

 

With a background in psychology and teaching, she does that through play, but the video games or colouring books are not just any kind of play — it’s a way to connect with them and figure out their needs, fears and anxieties.