The Distraction in Action Tool uses a short survey to provide an individual profile and instructions for distracting your child.
Answer a few questions with your child. Watch the training video, which will show you how to be a good distraction coach.
View your child’s DistrEstimate, which shows your child’s predicted risk for distress.
Read the tips provided to help you lessen your child’s pain and anxiety.
Select and download suggested apps that may help distract your child during a procedure.
We compare answers to your questions with the responses from over 1,000 families from our research to create your child’s risk for distress profile.
Distraction in Action uses your child’s profile to give you a DistrEstimate of your child’s risk for distress during a needle stick procedure when a parent is the distraction coach.
This video shows parents being distraction coaches for their children during medical procedures. Watch them to learn how to best help your child. You can watch this now or view them after you finish the Distraction in Action questions.