Aspen Thompson

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

M.S. Child Life Student, Graduate Research Assistant

Aspen Thompson is an aspiring certified child life specialist with a passion for therapeutic programming for hospitalized children experiencing poverty, child development interventions for military families, and innovative advancements in pediatric care.

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
B.S. Pre-Clinical Public Health Liberty University May 2021
Minor Christian Leadership Liberty University May 2021
M.A. Human Services Counseling: Marriage and Family Studies Liberty University December 2022

Research

Current research interests include the following:

Evidence based practice for integrating child development education programs in impovershed communities (nationally and internationally)

Role of TESOL professionals in pediatric therapeutic interventions

Coping strategies for hospitalized or chronically ill children with ASD

Benefits of child life team involvment in pediatric hospital administration - leadership development for child life professionals

Job Description

Project F.R.E.E, Elevate Program

CARE Lab Team Member

Center Team Elevate Navigator

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