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Medical Play Session

A play session for kids 2 to 12 years to explore difficult medical experiences with support

  • 30 min
  • 65 Canadian dollars
  • Granville Island

Service Description

Medical appointments, hospitalizations, lab visits and immunizations can be difficult for kids for a variety of reasons that are unique to each child. Medical play allows them to play out their distress from a place of agency and control, normalizing the experience and working through the parts that cause distress. These session are helpful for any child who has experienced mild distress after a medical experience, as well as for kids with a sibling or parent receiving medical treatment or frequent hospitalizations. A Medical Play appointment requires a 30 minute initial intake session, over the phone or virtually on a day prior to the play session in order to talk about your unique needs and goals. Following the intake session, a 30 minute in-person play session can be booked. Personalized recommendations for supporting coping at home will be provided by email following the play session. Sessions vary depending on the age of the child and may include playing with toy and real medical tools with a stuffy or a doll, reading a book about medical experiences, sensory activities, and expressive art experiences. Sessions are child-directed and are responsive to their needs in the moment. If additional sessions are desired, the 30 minute play sessions can be booked at a rate of $65/session, without the need for another parent consultation.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule an appointment, please contact me 24 hours in advance, otherwise a fee will be charged. Group registration can be cancelled up to 48 hours before the first session. After that time, the group fee is non refundable.

Contact Details

  • 1504 Duranleau Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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