Medical evaluations, treatments and diagnostic tests always have first priority over general activities.
First and Last Day
On a child's first day in the program, we will ask parents to plan to spend several hours helping us learn as much as possible about the child and your family. Likewise, on the last program day, we will ask parents to spend extra time to help us evaluate how the program has contributed to the child's life. More about the program evaluation.
This is a brief period in the morning that is used by each child in ways that will best fill his or her needs for self-expression. For some children that will be in artwork, for others writing out thoughts, feelings or an account of the day, and others will particpate in physical exercise. Milieu therapists will explore the best use of reflection time with your child daily.
As the day begins to wind down at The Hasbro Children Hospital's pediatric partial hospital program (HCPHP), it's time for fun and recreation. The milieu therapists plan a variety of age appropriate activities: from arts and crafts to outdoor activities in good weather. Tuesdays are Cultural Arts days, featuring invited artists and performers from the community. Fridays are Movie Days. We play group games or have special events like talent shows or fashion shows. The goal of afternoon activities is to encourage the children to relax and enjoy interacting with their peers.