A child life specialist is an individual who works primarily in health care settings, focusing on the emotional and developmental needs of children and their families. Using play and other forms of communication, a child life specialist seeks to reduce the stress and anxiety associated with health care experiences, thus helping children and their families to cope in a positive manner.
For a complete list of child life education programs, visit the Child Life Council Web site.
Most states, including Rhode Island, require audiologists to be licensed. Requirements vary from state to state. Go to the Rhode Island Department of Health Web site to see the requirements for the State of Rhode Island.
Child Life Councilhttp://www.childlife.org
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