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How a Child Life Specialist Can Help You

How a Child Life Specialist Can Help Your Child and Family

The American Academy of Pediatrics affirms that child life is “an essential component of quality pediatric health care,”1 and as such, child life services have become a standard in most pediatric hospital settings. Child life specialists typically work as members of an interdisciplinary team, which may include physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, counselors, teachers, parents and others. 

Child life specialists focus on the psychosocial needs of children, collaborating with parents and other members of the team to:

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How Can I Obtain Child Life Services for My Child? 

If you are interested in obtaining child life services for your child and family, ask your physician or an organization administrator if child life services are appropriate and/or available. For more information on the child life profession, please download a copy of the Child Life Services Flyer .