Our Child Life Specialists are members of a healthcare team specifically trained to work with children and help them understand their illness and what to expect while in the hospital. Child Life Specialists help the hospital become a not so scary place for children.
They are educated in Child Development or a related field of study so they communicate with our patients in terms that a child can understand. Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital is the only hospital in Baton Rouge with a Child Life Department, and our team is the largest in Louisiana.
Our Child Life Department has a variety of ways to help children understand their care.