What I’m Doing

The reason I started this blog was to provide inspiration and information to people who are looking to be a Child Life Specialist like myself. Not only that, but my hope is that as my blog progresses, that individuals who are interested in other areas of study may find my posts encouraging. So, what am […]

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The Requirements

After people ask me what Child Life is, they ask me a variety of other questions. Note the following: What kind of schooling do you need for that? Where do you work after? How long does it take to become certified? Of course, these questions do not come with black and white answers. What kind […]

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What is Child Life anyways?

Typical dialogue: “So what is a Child Life Specialist? Is that like a therapist?”Β  “Sort of…but not really. They don’t necessarily provide therapy in the traditional sense that most people think of…mostly play therapy.”Β  “Play therapy? So like you just play toys with kids?”Β  “In a sense, but with kids who are sick or injured […]

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Numero Uno

Welcome to my new blog! My Path to PlayΒ is going to document my personal journey towards becoming a Certified Child Life Specialist. Unlike most CLS’s that I know, my chosen route to get to my end goal is slightly out of the norm. I am taking the road less travelled, if you will, and through […]

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