Child Life Specialists help young patients develop ways to cope with the anxiety, fear and separation that often accompany the hospital experience. They give special consideration to each child's family, culture and stage of development.
As professionals trained to work with children in medical settings, specialists hold a bachelor's or master's degree in the areas of child life, child development and special education or recreational therapy. Our Child Life Specialists are also professionally certified and affiliated with the national Child Life Council.
Child Life Specialists also offer tours of Renown Children's Hospital for families whose children are scheduled to have surgery.
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Child Life Specialists Support Children & Families by:
- Helping children cope with anxiety, fear and separation
- Making doctors, needles and tests a little less scary
- Providing art, music and pet therapy
- Organizing activities
- Addressing your concerns
- Telling you what to expect
- Creating a therapeutic and medical plan
- Offering a hand to hold
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