Our Child Life therapists help to nurture and support children, teens and families during their stay in hospital. Their goal is to help reduce stress, anxiety and fear that patients may face during their medical experiences at the hospital. Specific intervention play techniques are used to address challenges that may arise from hospitalisation. These include teaching pediatric patients on:
Child Life therapists help to explain and prepare the patients for upcoming procedures and are also on hand to provide distraction and diversions during difficult periods of time while hospitalised.
Our Child Life therapists see children on a referral basis for the following reasons:
Our Child Life therapists also provide general play activities to give children an opportunity to do something familiar and to engage in during their time in the hospital.
These general play sessions are run by Child Life volunteers who will work with the patients either by their bedside or at the general ward play area in the subsidised wards.
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