Incorporating a Technology Professional Within Your Child Life Team

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This webinar will elaborate on the impact of incorporating a technology-based staff position into a child life team and how this approach can increase our ability to address the needs of pediatric patients. Technology activities are modern, non-threatening opportunities for play, creative expression, and communication that can serve as a medium for mastery, reflection, and learning. A technology member on the team can add value in attaining clinically-relevant departmental goals. 

Participants will be able to:

-Increase their knowledge of the desired requirements and experiences of a technology specialist.

-Gain understanding of therapeutic patient activities that require a high level of technological competency and how these can be addressed by a technology specialist.

-Learn how the proper clinically-based supervision of a technology specialist can guide programming in a clinically sound direction.

Suggested Domain: Intervention

This webinar is part of our Established Professionals programming. 


Diane Rode is the director of the child life department at the Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital in New York City. A Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Ms. Rode has nearly 34 years of experience in the design and development of creative arts modalities and interventions in a children’s hospital, and she consults nationally and internationally with an expertise in clinical supervision, reflective practice, and creative arts and media interventions for children and families in healthcare.

Luis Borges, BFA

Luis Borges is the patient technology and media coordinator at the Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital. He has over 18 years of experience working in a hospital setting with child life specialists, creative arts therapists, and their pediatric patients and families. Working with department leadership and the child life team, he identifies, tests, and implements emergent technologies that can be applied in clinically sound and meaningful ways to meet the therapeutic goals of staff interventions. Mr. Borges is also the KidZone TV production supervisor, where he helps to lead studio staff in finding the best therapeutic value in this convergence of patient and family care, medical education, creativity, and technology.


01/22/2020 at 2:30 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 01/22/2020
01/22/2020 at 2:30 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 01/22/2020
7 Questions
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
1.00 PDUs credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 PDUs credit  |  Certificate available