Medical procedures in a hospital setting can be confusing and frightening to children and teens. Your Child Life Specialist is a very important part of your child’s care team who:
- Gets your child ready for procedures and surgery using language that is easy to understand
- Teaches your child how to be less anxious about procedures
- Uses art, books and play time to help ease your child’s fears
- Helps support siblings and other family members as well
This service is provided at no additional charge. If you’re interested in meeting with a child life specialist, talk to your doctor.