Child Life and Expressive Therapies (Child Life Specialist, Music Therapist and Art Therapist), are members of the healthcare team and empower children, adolescents, and their families when coping with challenging life events related to illness, injury and hospitalization. Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital’s Child Life Team expanded to include a Music Therapist in February of 2009 and an Art Therapist in August of 2015, making our hospital the first hospital in the Texas Medical Center to have both Child Life and Expressive Therapies under one roof.
By providing age-appropriate play and activities, specialists facilitate healing, coping, self-expression, creativity, achievement and learning to patients and their families. Our specialists make every attempt to meet the emotional, developmental and psychosocial needs of all patients and family members, while building an understanding for the illness or injury and progression to an optimal level of wellness. Child Life is dedicated to helping children and families through:
Child Life Specialists are also available at other Memorial Hermann hospitals, in affiliation with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, including locations in Katy, Memorial City, Sugar Land and The Woodlands.
For more information about Child Life, please call (713) 704-2066.
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