Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital is built just for kids. Because they’re kids. Our pediatric care team has a level of expertise only a children’s hospital can provide. Child-life specialists are key members of the team who will care for your child during a visit to Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital.

What is a certified child-life specialist?

Certified child-life specialists help kids cope with a visit to the hospital. They are experts in child development, and they partner with doctors, nurses, social workers and other members of your care team to meet the unique needs of your child and your family. 

Child-life program at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital 

Through therapeutic play and activities and age-appropriate preparation and education, child-life specialists help ease the stress and uncertainty surrounding a visit to the hospital.

Our child-life program is the only one in the area where child-life specialists focus on children’s social, emotional and intellectual growth. Our team helps meet the needs of children receiving medical treatment by offering opportunities for stress relief and relaxation, as well as distractions to make procedures easier.