The Child Life and Education staff is part of the hospital team taking care of your child here at ACH. Child Life and Education are available to help your child understand and cope with his or her hospital stay. Child Life Specialists are trained to explain medical procedures and provide therapeutic opportunities to explore the hospital environment, such as play, medical play, expressive arts, and animal assisted therapy. When your child is admitted to the hospital, a child life specialist will provide your child with a daily activity schedule so that he/she will know the times of respiratory treatments, meals, physical therapy, enzymes, IV hookups, and school.
Child Life and Education strives to make ACH a less stressful and positive experience for both the patient and the family. Feel free to contact the Child Life and Education Department with any questions at (501) 364-1412 or extension 41412.