From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com
Dr. Laurie Zelinger, a Board Certified Psychologist, was born and raised in New York, and is a successful product of the New York City public school system. She earned her Master’s degree and Professional Diploma from Queens College over 40 years ago and later went on to earn a Doctoral degree from Hofstra University. Dr. Laurie has held elected positions on the Board of Directors of the New York State Association for Play Therapy, and at the national level, she served on the prestigious American Board of Professional Psychology for two years. Her interest in children dates back to her days as a babysitter and became the foundation of her later pursuit of school psychology and play therapy. During the course of her professional career, Dr. Laurie Zelinger and her psychologist husband, Dr. Fred Zelinger, raised four sons. As parents, they learned firsthand the difference between reading about children and living with them.
This book represents the author’s actual experience with her son Jordan’s tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, as well as her hope that others will benefit from this information. Her concept of preparing a child for surgery is based upon the premise that information and preparation will reduce anxiety and help families to better manage the experience. The suggested time lines may also be used as a guide for children undergoing other hospital procedures.
Dr. Laurie’s ongoing devotion to children continues beyond her retirement as a school psychologist in the public school system, as she is now in full time private practice as a child psychologist and credentialed play therapist. She works and lives on Long Island, New York with her husband, Fred.