Date

6-12-2017 12:00 AM

Major

Kinesiology

Department

Kinesiology

College

College of Human Sciences

Project Advisor

Sara Nelson

Project Advisor's Department

School of Education

Description

“ABC It’s All Medical To Me” is a children’s book designed to increase positive exposure and children's knowledge of common illnesses and diseases. The book began with research on common illnesses and diseases children ages five to eight may encounter. Through collaborative efforts with medical professionals, an editor, content specialists, and literacy researchers the book was created over the course of a year. An ABC paragraph text and picture book was created to relay developmentally appropriate medical information to the established target population. Complete with an alphabetical index, the book highlights difficult medical vocabulary words found throughout the text. The book explains various illnesses and diseases in words, colors, and pictures that are relatable to young children. The first objective of this project is to decrease fear and anxieties associated with doctor and emergency room visits that instill angst in children ages five to eight years old. The second objective of this project is to increase the medical knowledge of the children reading, “ABC It’s All Medical To Me.” To complete this project, published copies of “ABC It’s All Medical To Me” will be delivered to select doctors’ offices.

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Dec 6th, 12:00 AM

ABC It's All Medical to Me

“ABC It’s All Medical To Me” is a children’s book designed to increase positive exposure and children's knowledge of common illnesses and diseases. The book began with research on common illnesses and diseases children ages five to eight may encounter. Through collaborative efforts with medical professionals, an editor, content specialists, and literacy researchers the book was created over the course of a year. An ABC paragraph text and picture book was created to relay developmentally appropriate medical information to the established target population. Complete with an alphabetical index, the book highlights difficult medical vocabulary words found throughout the text. The book explains various illnesses and diseases in words, colors, and pictures that are relatable to young children. The first objective of this project is to decrease fear and anxieties associated with doctor and emergency room visits that instill angst in children ages five to eight years old. The second objective of this project is to increase the medical knowledge of the children reading, “ABC It’s All Medical To Me.” To complete this project, published copies of “ABC It’s All Medical To Me” will be delivered to select doctors’ offices.