Pain sucks. Achy Penguin provides an approachable way for kids to locate, quantify, and feel empowered to do something about their pain. This app incorporates techniques such as breathing, relaxation, visualization, and distraction. Pain is complex, and Achy Penguin is meant to be another tool to help when appropriate.

The usability of Achy Penguin was evaluated as part of a research study out of SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. The study was published in the Canadian Journal of Pain in 2018.

Feedback from the study directly informed updates to the app. Our hope is to do more studies to continually improve on the effectiveness of Achy Penguin.

What’s New

Version 4.4

- Minor text updates

Ratings and Reviews

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1 Rating

1 Rating

hawaiianrainkiss ,

Not working

Our doctor showed us this at our appointment and it won’t work. We blow into the microphone like it says (and we allowed microphone to be accessed) and nothing happens. Hope this gets updated soon as my ASD kiddo could really use the breathing strategies.

App Privacy

The developer, For Jack and Jill, LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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