September 20

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After today's class, a few thoughts came into my mind.

1.Everyone now concentrate on "Distraction". Instead, I think "distraction" somehow like a white-lie for patients. Children with asthma or sickle cell disease almost will grow up with those diseases whole life. If I were them, I don't want that someday I suddenly didn't be distracted by those stuffs but have no idea how to do. People fear things they don't understand, no exception for kids. That is, if we teach them know more about what kind of pain they will take and what procedures they will face in therapy, will this help them more? Of course, it's undeniable that people can't endure all kinds of pain, but the tolerance for pain could be developed via psychological strategy. How do we educate those kids know the pain and understand what they have to cooperate when taking therapy via an interesting and toyable way but not to scare them? How can computing-aid facilities give help?

2.Hand-washing is also the same problem could be solved by education. If today kids know infection is a terrible threat for their therapy, won't they reminder their doctor: "Hey, did you wash your hand before entering my room?"

3.Pet-therapy and Peer-therapy are popular in psychological therapy at present. But asthma children don't seem properly to take Pet-therapy because they may get worse by pets' fur. peer-therapy actually didn't mean the same age peer. It will be older children to teach younger kids how to do. For example, I have asthma and I can teach another asthma patient younger than me what we'll face in therapy. According to developmental psychology theory, children could be a good teacher when they meet up younger kids. That is, we could design some activities and space to let those kids find their peers. Sure, it must be with fun but not to force them to become a group.

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