Name: Okee in Medical Imaging
Age/Developmental Stage: School Age
Available for these devices: iOS and Android
One typical procedure that will occur for many patients is imaging tests and screenings. MRI, CT, X-ray, and so on are all imaging tests that children may experience when they are in the hospital.
And those tests can be overwhelming.
Thanks to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, they have developed an app to support children who may present fear and anxiety about imaging tests. This app is cleverly designed to contain pictures, demo videos, developmentally appropriate definitions of equipment, and the child’s role during the testing process.
In the app are 3 training games and 6 adventures to learn about taking pictures for imaging. All of these features provide preparation for these tests and demonstrate how the child should act and respond during the testing.
I would also highly consider using this for patients who have developmental concerns, delays, and disabilities, especially if they need additional support and coping techniques. It is important to assess these concerns and work with families on how to prepare children from this population.
To learn more about Okee and the app, check out their website here
It even received recognition by the ACLP, which you can read about here: