I reduce fear, anxiety and pain for kids.

it starts with a

dose of play.

Dose of Play child life in-home child life services

What is Dose of Play?

Dose of Play is a private practice service that reduces stress and anxiety for kids and families related to medical care and other challenging life events. Preparation, medical education and therapeutic play sessions are led by an experienced Certified Child Life Specialist to empower kids and their support systems to process their experience and promote positive coping.

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May 2018

Dawn helped my son through his surgery. She helped prepare him prior to, by answering his questions and fears in ways a child would understand. She came to the hospital with us to comfort him and play games and also easy my worries! Dawn is amazing and I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Rachel / More Reviews on Facebook



What is a child life specialist?

Certified Child Life Specialists provide therapeutic play, preparation and medical education to reduce stress, anxiety, and pain for children facing challenges related to medical care and hospitalization.



From one-on-one sessions in your home to community group events, I provide education and empower kids in our Savannah community to use coping tools that work best for them to face scary and difficult challenges.


private in-home sessions

I provide hourly, individualized child life interventions
based upon your child and family’s needs in the comfort
and convenience of your own home.

group events

I help familiarize children with medical items and encounters and provide strategies to cope under stress all while having fun with their peers or families!

video or phone caregiver support

I share my knowledge, skills and experience as a Certified Child Life Specialist working with children in acute and critical care geared to help support you support your child during their next checkup, procedure, hospitalization or with the loss of a loved one.


Get Involved

There are many ways to join Dose of Play’s mission to support children and families in Savannah!


Tell a friend

While the child life profession continues to grow across the nation and now world, many families are still unaware of our services! Your help is needed in spreading the word.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate Dose of Play workshops and events in Savannah. Must be 18 years or older. Students pursuing a career in child life are encouraged to participate.

Make a Donation

Even the smallest in-kind donation of medical supplies used for education and therapeutic play can make a huge difference in how one child copes with their next doctor’s visit.


Let’s Connect!

P.O. Box #30194
Savannah, Georgia, 31410



Thank you for your interest in Dose of Play’s child life services for your child or children in your Savannah community.

I look forward to hearing from you!

- Dawn