Making children as comfortable as possible during their visit is a priority for all Beaumont Children’s team members. Certified Child Life Specialists are on site regularly in Royal Oak. These professionals are trained to help minimize the stress, anxiety and fear children experience during their time in the hospital. They help children cope more effectively through developmentally appropriate play, support and education and train other staff members to further contribute to a comforting atmosphere. Toys are used for procedural distraction and for play that both normalizes the hospital experience and supports each patient’s developmental needs.