Sometimes it’s hard for a child with hearing loss to accurately express their feelings or experiences. My World: Pediatric Tool is an online app that acts as a pediatric counseling tool to help children talk about their hearing loss.
This tool allows children to show individuals how they go through their day, and what parts of their day were most difficult or most successful. It also allows clinicians, parents, teachers, and care providers to better understand what the child is going through, ease the child’s anxiety, have more effective appointments, and provide better service and care.
When kids play pretend, they often convey situations as how they would like to see them happen. Playing games with My World can help ease anxiety, and help children improve their sense of self-independence and advance their adaptive functioning.
The My World app allows children or teens to communicate their obstacles while they were at home, school, or at the playground. By allowing them to visualize their life in different areas, My World can help mitigate the effects of hearing loss through emotional, environment, and technological solutions.