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Amanda Toffoli, BS, CCLS, CPST

Certified Child Life Specialist

Education and training:
  • Western Michigan University, Family Studies/ Child Development, Sociology, BS, 2009

  • Children’s Hospital at Bronson, Child Life Internship, 2009

  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Child Life Practicum, 2008

  • Certified Child Life Specialist, 2010-Present

  • Certified Passenger Safety Technician, 2009-Present

Clinical interests:
  • Assessment of developmental and psychosocial needs

  • Preparation for patients and families prior to medical events
  • Support during procedures and clinic exams using distraction and relaxation
  • Medical play which assists patients in mastering the hospital experience
  • Education for relaxation and coping skills
  • Alleviation of fears about being in the hospital through play

Research interests:

  • Procedural anxiety during urology related procedures

  • Benefit/role of child life in outpatient clinics


Certified Child Life Specialist

Children's Hospital of Michigan
3901 Beaubien
Detroit, MI 48201

Phone (313) 745-5234
 Fax (313) 993-8738

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