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 Adolescent Distractions

Distraction is a way to capture a child's attention and reduce distress during procedures through developmentally appropriate techniques. Distraction helps your child focus on something other than the pain and/or anxiety. Before a procedure, your child can help decide what technique to use. If time allows, practice the technique with your child.


Adolescents - Age 13-18

  • imagery
  • relaxation
  • video games
  • head phones
  • stress balls
  • hand held games
  • movies
  • mad libs
  • joke books


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