Amanda Van Wagner, MS, CCLS

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Amanda Van Wagner, MS, CCLS, is a child life specialist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she focuses on working with families in the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU).

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Child Life - The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certification

Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Communication Sciences & Disorders - Penn State University, University City, PA

Graduate Degree

MS in Applied Developmental Psychology - The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Certified Child Life Specialist II

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Developmental care of infants

Early reading outcomes

Music therapy/child Life collaboration on painful procedures in infants (such as ROP)