Michelle Smith

Caregivers of Youth + Teens Panel

Michelle works with pediatric burn and reconstruct patients as a Certified Child Life Specialist at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati. Michelle helps children and families cope with the stress and uncertainty of acute injuries, trauma, procedures, and change in appearance and ability through interventions such as therapeutic play, preparation, education, and procedural support to reduce fear and anxiety. Michelle is a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and helped establish a Complimentary Alternative Medicine committee at Shriners through which she provides Healing Touch and holistic self-care programming for patients, families, and staff. Additionally she has a BS and certification in recreational therapy.