ECPI University Donates 60 iPads to CHKD for Patient Use

ECPI President Mark Dreyfus and Senior Vice President Barbara Larar present iPads to CHKD staff.

ECPI President Mark Dreyfus and Senior Vice President Barbara Larar present iPads to CHKD staff.

ECPI University has donated 60 new iPads for patient use at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD). They will be used for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Engaging children while they are hooked up to machines for lengthy treatments
  • Occupying and calming children who are being transported to the hospital
  • Helping non-verbal patients to express themselves
  • Allowing students to continue their education while hospitalized

“These iPads add so much to the therapeutic process,” says CHKD speech therapy manager Angie Coggin. “We have patient with a brain injury who knows exactly what he wants to say, but cannot say it. Using an iPad, he is able to communicate while he progresses.”

To see the iPads in use, click here to view news coverage from WAVY TV 10.

 

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