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Children at the NIH Clinical Center

Social Stories at the NIH Clinical Center

Social stories are picture-based explanations of things that are going to happen, and are useful especially for children and parents to preview and prepare for upcoming events, especially when unfamiliar.

Coming to a place like the NIH Clinical Center, may be less stressful for a family if a child is able to see pictures and learn about things that may happen.

These social stories about coming to the Clinical Center provide general information, and we encourage families to talk to research teams about other specific stories or preparation materials that may be helpful, including the videos below about specific procedures.

Welcome to the NIH Clinical Center

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This page last updated on 06/22/2022

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