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Old 10-11-2012, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I don't like teaching either. I never wanted to do it. I've done special ed teaching of all grade levels before where it's a pull-out program, meaning about 2-5 kids at a time were pulled out of their general ed classroom & worked with in small groups. I just helped them in the area of mather & english. It was OK, but I had always been interested in speech-language pathology, so I'm back to school working on that Masters. In the schools, you only work with kids for 30 min at a time in anywhere from groups of 2-4 kids. I like it a lot better. You can also work in a variety of settings.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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Hi I am very interested in the Child Life profession and would like to know what schools in atlanta, ga would be the best for this type of field and what major should I consider?
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:36 PM
 
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To CTKel (or anyone else who can help), I am graduating high school in 2015 and am highly interested in becoming a Child Life Specialist. What can you recommend me doing in these next few years? Do you know of any good colleges to go and take these classes? Can you become a Child LIfe Specialist at any college? I am interested in UNO but they do not have the child life track. Also, from your observations do you think it will be hard to get a job as a child life specialist. I have been on the childlike.org website many times and all the colleges they list are all out of the state of Nebraska. Any information to help me become a Child Life Specialist would help!
Thanks so much
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:04 PM
 
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To CTKel (or anyone else who can help), I am graduating high school in 2015 and am highly interested in becoming a Child Life Specialist. What can you recommend me doing in these next few years? Do you know of any good colleges to go and take these classes? Can you become a Child LIfe Specialist at any college? I am interested in UNO but they do not have the child life track. Also, from your observations do you think it will be hard to get a job as a child life specialist. I have been on the childlike.org website many times and all the colleges they list are all out of the state of Nebraska. Any information to help me become a Child Life Specialist would help!
Thanks so much
I think the website is rather clear on how to become certified. The course requirements are pretty flexible. You don't need a specific degree or to go to a specific school. The changes requiring a specific degree won't come until 2025. The two things you have to worry about are finding and taking one child life course that is taught by a certified child life specialist and finding a child life internship/fellowship that is supervised by a child life specialist.
Child Life Council : Eligibility Requirements

I googled "child life internship Nebraska" and found these two options.
For Child Life Students - Child Life Services - The Nebraska Medical Center | Omaha, NE
Child Life Internship - Children's Hospital & Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:42 AM
 
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Wow, you are a sad, ignorant individual who is holding a grudge based on your experince in one hospital, which, in my opinion, sounds extremely exaggerated. The majority of these specialist want to help, care for the kids, and DO make a difference, whether you believe it or not.
Now let's PRETEND for a second that everything you said was right. It's a useless degree for a made up job that isn't necessary and won't do any good. Even then, these people are STILL doing what they can to make the world a better place. Why would you tear someone down for this choice? I am the first to admit that my parents spoiled me. They are paying for my college as well; however, that IN NO WAY makes me a selfish, stuck-up twenty-something girl who only cares about money and not others. They do it because they can afford to. If my dad did not have the job he did, I would go for the exact same degree and pay it off on my own.
The only selfish one in this story is you. You hold these grudges because of your experience, when in reality there are COUNTLESS stories of these individuals changing the lives of these kids. A sick individual is not going to get better unless they have the desire to do so. Mental health is just as important as physical health. If my little baby were facing a life threatening disease, I would want someone who has an education based on how their brain works.
Please, for one second, think about how you're sounding. You're offending everyone, from the specialists to the children they've helped, to the grateful parents.
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