For a child, the hospital can be a scary place full of strange sights, sounds and smells as well as unfamiliar people. Our Child Life Specialists and Music Therapist help to reduce these fears and create a positive healing experience for pediatric and adolescent patients at MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Child Life Specialist and Music Therapist are certified professionals with bachelor's and master's degrees in child life, child development, early childhood education, music therapy and other related fields. Child life specialists are specifically trained and certified to address the emotional needs of hospitalized children and adolescents and to help them understand their hospital experience.
Use the submenu on the left to learn more about the Child Life and Music Therapy Program at MU Children’s Hospital. You may also contact:
Merideth Lehman, M.Ed., CCLS
Child Life and Music Therapy Program Coordinator
Journey’s Program Coordinator
MU Women’s and Children's Hospital
404 Keene Street
Columbia, Mo. 65212