Prepare your child for getting an X-ray at the hospital. Your child will learn what to expect prior, during and after getting an X-ray. The information is helpful for children with special needs.
Getting an X-Ray
Today I will get an X-ray. An X-ray is a picture of the inside of my body.
I will have to wait before my X-ray picture. I will try to sit calmly. A hospital helper will take me and my family to the X-ray room. The hospital helper will tell me what will happen. I will not be surprised.
Sometimes my clothes mess up the X-ray pictures. A hospital helper may ask me to wear hospital pajamas.
The X-ray room has big machines. These machines take pictures of the inside of my body. It will not hurt. It will be okay.
My family will put on special clothes or blankets. I may wear some too. These clothes are very heavy. They will not hurt.
Then I will need to sit very still. I will try and sit still and listen. Everyone will feel happy when I sit still and listen. I might put on more heavy clothes. It will be okay. If I feel nervous or worried, I can ask for a break.
The hospital helper will leave the room. My family will stay with me. I will try and sit still. The hospital helper will take my picture. It will not hurt. It will be fast.
The hospital helper will come back. I may need to take another picture. I may need to sit another way, or stand up, or lie down. That's okay. The hospital helpers feel happy when I listen.
The hospital helper will tell me when the pictures are done. The hospital helpers and my family will be happy that I was a good listener and stayed calm.