Conditions that cause abnormalities with skin (rashes, sores, bumps, swelling, bruising, discoloration)

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It will also help to print out and have ready materials that support PRICE (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.) This may include having ice packs, bandages, and gloves on hand to help with swelling or irritation that is caused by rash symptoms. Understanding the causes for the skin conditions is imperative to treat it, to communicate with the child’s caregiver in advance of the sessions about how best to aide the child in coping with their condition if it is something that requires attention. If the condition does not impact comfort, then it should not be something focused upon, and allow the child as much discretion as they need. You can, however, in your roleplay aspects of gameplay avoid prompts that describe skin types as a negative characteristic.

The condition may also impact a child’s anxiety when it comes to gameplay with other children. Communication may be required with other children within the session to explain concepts about how single conditions do not define children as a whole but are simply one of many aspects that any unique child inhabits.