Child Life Specialists

Our Child Life Specialists help navigate and minimize the psychosocial stressors of your child’s hospitalization. Some of the ways our specialists help our pediatric patients cope with their experience include:

  • Teaching skills to cope with fear, anxiety, separation and adjustment to the hospital or clinic
  • Providing developmentally-appropriate play through a child-friendly playroom, teen area, and bedside activities
  • Encouraging expression through play, art, music, and directed medical play
  • Educating and preparing patients for diagnosis, treatment, and procedures at appropriate developmental level
  • Acting as a liaison within the healthcare team on developmental and psychological issues
  • Offering families support and addressing sibling concerns, in addition to identifying helpful resources in the community
  • School tutoring for extended stay patients, through a city referral system
  • Hosting age-appropriate community and holiday events for patients and their families

Contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our Child Life specialists at 743-2422.