The power of play can help heal a child. In this episode of the pod we talk with Brianna Shannon and Sarah Frantz, two child life specialists at Arkansas Children's, about the importance of being a child life specialists, what is done at our hospitals to help with normalization, discuss coping methods, and explore all the facets of the Child Life Department!
Learn how the music therapy program at Arkansas Children's helps patients cope with different emotions associated with illness and extended hospital stays.
Artists-in-Residence work with patients to foster creativity and create art during hospitalizations.
The Hospital School Program supports education needs and facilitates communication with patients' schools during hospitalization.
The T.A.I.L.S. (Therapeutic Animal Intervention Lifts Spirits) program at Arkansas Children’s provides our patients therapeutic opportunities to interact with trained therapy dogs.