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Music therapy is an important part of the wrap-around care your child may receive during their visit at Shriners Children’s.

At Shriners Children’s, we understand that your child’s emotional well-being is just as important as their physical needs. Our pediatric-trained music therapists are here to provide emotional support to your child during their stay at the hospital.

Our music therapists tailor each session to fit whatever your child’s needs are at the time. Music therapy can help provide comfort during a procedure, act as a distraction to help with pain management, or to improve your child’s sleeping patterns. Music therapy also helps build social skills, improve communication, and helps with impulse control. Overall, our music therapists are here to make sure your child has a positive experience at the hospital, all while giving them the opportunity to express themselves.

Our music therapists work directly with your child's care team to understand their individual goals and monitor their progress. Each session is then personalized to address those goals through a musical lens.

Specific treatments and services may vary by location. Please contact a specific location for more information.

I like music therapy because they play songs that I know on the guitar.
Nick Beck, patient at Shriners Children's Portland.
two providers and patient playing guitar during musical therapy session

Child Life Services

Child life specialists are available to reduce the stresses associated with staying in the hospital and to teach patients and families coping skills through offering opportunities to play, learn and interact with others in an emotionally and socially safe environment. They work with our doctors, nurses, social workers and others to meet the unique emotional, developmental, and cultural needs of each child and family.

Burn Care

Shriners Children’s treats all levels and types of burns, including chemical burns, electrical burns and flame burns. Our pediatric burn care treatment plans are personalized and can include wound care, scar management and reconstruction.

Colorectal & Gastrointestinal (GI)

Shriners Children's provides compassionate care for children with bowel disorders and digestive system issues.


Shriners Children’s teams of specialists treat the physical, social, emotional and developmental challenges of craniofacial conditions like cleft palate to help children live full, healthy lives.


Shriners Children’s provides the full spectrum of pediatric orthopedic care. It's everything from fracture care and casting for broken bones, to surgery and rehabilitation.

Pediatric Surgery

Shriners Children's world-renowned pediatric surgery program gives us the ability to help children who have a variety of conditions, including those they were born with, as well as those that develop over time or are the result of an injury.

Spine & Spinal Cord

At Shriners Children's, every family can expect our pediatric spine and spinal cord surgeons to provide compassion, respect and a treatment plan that utilizes the most current clinical and scientific research.

Sports Medicine

Shriners Children's provides pro-level care for injured young athletes in our sports medicine clinics. Seeing a doctor right away can stop an injury from getting worse and help avoid long-lasting damage.

Next Steps

Request an Appointment

Families and caregivers seeking treatment should start by contacting us for an appointment.

Log in to the Patient Portal

Parents and guardians of existing patients can email, request records, schedule appointments and more.

Refer a Patient

Physicians and healthcare providers can request appointments, start transfers or contact us with questions.