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Child Life Specialists

Child life specialists offer developmental play as a way for children to express fears or concerns and understand the hospital environment. They also provide activities and entertainment as a diversion from hospital routines. The child life specialist may use play with dolls and medical equipment to help children understand their medical experiences. Child life specialists may provide intervention at the bedside and may also organize group activities in each unit's activity room, enabling children to socialize with their peers.

Child Life Specialists help patients and families:

  • Understand medical procedures, equipment and diagnoses
  • Adjust to and cope with the healthcare environment
  • Express concerns and work out feelings
  • Continue to achieve developmental skills
  • Participate in activities that support individual personalities, interests and skills
  • Preserve supportive relationships

  • For more information about the Child Life Specialists, please send an e-mail to