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A Child's Trip to the Hospital Doesn't Always Have to Involve Fear and Tears
Date:3/17/2008

Tips for Parents to Prepare Children for Hospital Visits

From Child Life Specialists at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia In Celebration of National Child Life Week March 16th - 23rd

PHILADELPHIA, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A child's trip to the hospital doesn't always have to involve fear and tears. At least that's the goal of the Child Life team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This team, consisting of Certified Child Life Specialists and Assistants, Creative Arts and Music Therapists, Teachers, Multi-Media Specialists and others, use toys, games, videos, websites, art projects, music and other techniques to educate young patients and ease them through scary or painful procedures. The diverse team, full of experts in child development, therapeutic recreation, art and music therapy and education, work with patients throughout their entire health care experience here at the hospital, during both inpatients stays and outpatient visits.

The team emphasizes, when a child is prepared, experiences are much less scary. Therefore a specialist first explains to children, in child friendly language, what's going to happen to them, this way things will go much more smoothly.

The job of a Child Life Specialist is to prepare children and their families for their experiences here at the hospital. The goal is to make children feel more a part of a procedure and less like a victim of the event. However, the most important part of their job is to make sure kids can still be kids, even though they are in the hospital- this can best be done through PLAY!

As many parents already know, play is the way children learn about the world around them and show us how they understand their world. Children often play house, play school and sometimes even play doctor. At Children's Hospital, patients are engaged in medical play to become more comfortable with their medical procedures. Medical play is a way for chi
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