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Photo of a boy having his blood taken

Visuals to help explain medical procedures to children and adults

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Say Less, Show More

The Say Less Show More (SLSM) initiative seeks to provide support to children, young people and adults with a disability with a series of simple photo stories (visuals) that explain in easy English with appropriate photographs what will happen during:

  • a physical examination
  • blood test
  • dentist visit
  • CT Scan
  • a visit to the hospital
  • having an Operation
  • having an Xray or ultrasound

Having photographs are especially helpful to children when parents need to answer questions of 'What's going to happen?"

Download Visuals

Click on the images below to download a simple photo story explaining the steps involved in common medical procedures.

These photo stories can be viewed on a mobile device e.g. tablet or smartphone or printed to make hard copies available in your department or clinic.

Children

Visuals for taking blood or putting in a cannula (child)

Visuals: I am going to see the doctor (child)
Visuals: I am going to see the dentist (child)

Adults

I need to have a blood test (adult man)
I need to have a blood test (adult woman)
I need to have a CT scan (adult)
I am going to hospital (adult woman)
I am going to hospital (adult man)
I need to have an x-ray or ultrasound
I am going to have an operation (adult man)
I am going to have an operation (adult woman)

 

A big thanks to Sam Paior at The Growing Space who brought this awesome resource to our attention.

 

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