Using Technology as a Therapeutic Intervention: Spotlight and Giveaway from Lu Borges

Wanna use technology as a therapeutic tool to help kids and teens cope with their illness? I am thrilled to introduce Lu Borges, a child life technology coordinator that will be offering a FREE workshop to 6 lucky winners. This is a great opportunity to gain PDHs and relay the information to the rest of your child life department.


To celebrate Child Life Month, I’m hosting a free 4-6 person workshop in Brooklyn on creating digital patient narratives (stories, journaling, teaching) with your iPad using stop motion, video and image editing apps. We’ll look at setting up a portable “Animation Station” you can use in any area or patient room, as well as have fun with some other tech tools!

The workshop will be held on either 4/11 or 4/18.

We are hoping to have a diverse group of specialists coming from hospitals in the NYC, NJ, and surrounding areas. Please spread the word to your colleagues.

Here’s how to enter:

1. Comment on post below about your favorite App and list your Child Life or CAT level (student, CCLS1)


A little more about Lu:

Luis L. Borges, BFA is the Technology Coordinator for the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital. He is an IT professional with a background in art therapy and over fifteen years experience working in a hospital setting with child life specialists, creative arts therapists, and their pediatric patients and families. He has presented at both national and regional conferences on the integration of patient centered technology into pediatric settings. Lu consults with Child Life practitioners and departments on the appropriate use of technology and the related education of staff members. He runs open online communities encouraging tech competency for child life specialists and creative arts therapists. Lu’s special interest lies in the convergence of technology, patient and family care, creativity, and education.

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We have our WINNERS!

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26 responses to “Using Technology as a Therapeutic Intervention: Spotlight and Giveaway from Lu Borges

  1. I’m a student completing my internship right now, and I know it’s not an app necessarily but I love using the KidsHealth website. It provides such great information for both adults and children.

  2. I am a CLAA from Boise, Idaho I was so happy to stumble across this post. features many great resources. Niki Talk is another App that I have used on my Ipad with some success. I look forward for following this thread and seeing what others post.
    Best Regards,
    N, Young
    St Luke’s Children’s Hospital, Boise Idaho

  3. Hi CLS at CHAM in the Bronx. I have recently been introduced to Simply Sayin’ and I would say that is my favorite app at this time.

  4. I am an art therapist working in a public school in Dover delaware. I work with students who have severe cognitive impairments and autism. This would be a wonderful tool.

  5. Hi! My name is Janeen and I am an art therapist at Cohens Children’s Medical Center. I’m also a filmmaker and video artist. I try to use digital media and video with my patients whenever possible, with those that have an interest. One if my favorite programs and applications to use is istopmotion. It allows for patients to either construct a character from paper or clay, or sometimes use toys-and generate a story by moving the characters around. I find that teens really enjoy this intervention and it’s something that they can continue to use at home on their own when they are discharged if they have a tablet or computer. I an so excited at the opportunity to learn about other creative ways that I can help hospitalized children express their experiences through the use of technology. I would also like to add that I am also in charge of creating programming for our closed circuit TV Channel in the hospital.
    Thanks for reading. 😄
    Janeen Ilardo LCAT ATR-BC

  6. I only just discovered this, but if it’s not too late! I am a children’s educational media producer considering a transition into child life and/or looking for ways to create content for CL pro’s.

  7. Pingback: Thank You! | Child Life Mommy·

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