Your Health: High tech to help kids
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Officials at Seton Medical Center Williamson say its outpatient rehab clinics for kids are becoming crowded and they need more room. But with the addition of space, hospital leaders are making sure they incorporate technology which can help the children as well.
Their goal is to outfit each patient with an iPad. They say it helps their patients with motor skills and anxiety.
“We are expanding therapists and square footage as fast as we can to keep up with the demand,” Danielle Owens with Seton Medical Rehab Services said.
Staff says the devices are needed. For them, it’s an extra teaching tool, and for the kids, it’s a chance to ditch the pencil and paper.
“When the technology comes out, the kids kind of light up and do a much better job and progress much more quickly,” therapist Laurie Layne said.
Layne said her daughter Claire is improving every day thanks to the staff and some high tech help.