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Child Life & Expressive Therapy

We know that any visit to the hospital can be a stressful experience for a child and their family.  At all of our Kosair Children's Hospital facilities we have a team called Child Life and Expressive Therapies. This team works hands- on with children, parents and other close family members to help understand their hospital experience in a way that is specific to their age and needs. All team members are certified with advanced degrees in their field and professionally trained to be a key part of our health care team. 

The Child Life and Expressive Therapies staff strives to meet the emotional, social and developmental needs of our patients and families. This may include pre-procedural teaching, support during a procedure to reduce pain, anxiety and stress and following the child throughout their hospital stay to meet their developmental needs.  

Make a Donation to Support Kosair Children's Hospital

The Child Life and Expressive Therapy Department at Kosair Children's Hospital receives funding from the Children's Hospital Foundation. Make a donation now! Or learn how you can help bring joy to sick children by purchasing toys or supplies.