What is child life specialist?

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Child life specialist

A child life specialist works with you and your child when your child is in the hospital. They also help when your child is getting treatment for certain conditions.

A child life specialist can help you and your child in a variety of ways. This specialist can:

  • Help your child feel more confident and comfortable in the hospital.
  • Explain what to expect and how to prepare for surgery or other treatment.
  • Reassure and provide support.
  • Help you cope when your child is in the hospital.
  • Help you understand your child's health condition.

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