Child Life Specialist: Play with a Purpose - View the video

Allie Weigman

Presenter
Allie Weigman
Certified Child Life Specialist
American Family Children’s Hospital

Location:
1675 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Human Services

Biography:
Allie Weigman graduated from Edgewood College in 2011 with a double major in Child Life and Studies in Education with a minor in Psychology. Allie went on to complete her required internship at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL and started her first job in Columbia, Missouri shortly after completion of her internship. With a dream to return to the Madison area and work at the desirable and growing facility of American Family Children’s Hospital, Allie is now a Child Life Specialist at AFCH covering inpatient units as well as the emergency department. In addition to having a passion for working with children, Allie enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, and shopping.

Description:
Come and explore the fast growing, challenging, and rewarding career of a Child Life Specialist. Learn about the multiple roles a Child Life Specialist takes on in working to help children and families cope in a healthcare setting through play, teaching, and medical preparation and distraction. Hear from Allie Weigman, a Certified Child Life Specialist at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison who works with patients, siblings, and families, as well as the medical healthcare team in both the inpatient and emergency department settings. (Running Time 22:12)