Pediatrics Today Newsletter

Pediatric Newsletter

Good Shepherd Earns CARF Accreditations

Good Shepherd Earns CARF Accreditations

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network recently was granted accreditation and re-accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for seven programs – more than any other provider in the region.

Good Shepherd is newly accredited for Inpatient...

Pediatric Outpatient Therapy

Outpatient Spotlight: Demystifying the Wait List Myth

Due to the length of our waiting list for evaluations by a developmental pediatrician, Good Shepherd Pediatrics is not currently accepting new patients who wish to make an appointment with a developmental pediatrician.

However, Good Shepherd Pediatrics is...

Rosauro Dalope, MD, FAAP

Meet Rosauro Dalope, MD, FAAP

Rosauro Dalope, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatrician with a special interest in the care of children with medical complexity and those who are technology dependent. He is Good Shepherd’s Medical Director of Pediatrics and the attending physician at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit in...

Pediatric Feeding Program

Case Study: Post-ECMO Infant Feeder

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a procedure that uses a machine to take over the work of the lungs and sometimes the heart. The bypass procedure circulates blood outside of the body, adding oxygen and removing carbon dioxide. The process is used to help the body to recover.


Bio-Behavioral Feeding

The Bio-Behavioral Model of Feeding Disorders

It has been reported that 25 – 45 percent of typically developing children demonstrate feeding and swallowing problems, and the prevalence is estimated to be even higher for children with developmental disorders and complex medical conditions.

Feeding difficulties are...

Bio-Behavioral Feeding

Case Study: Bio-Behavioral Feeding

Patient: Admitted to GSRH Pediatric Unit at 2 years old
Length of Stay: 8 weeks

The child was born full term and has a history of gastroesophageal reflux, which at time of admission was controlled by medication. He presented with a diagnosis of “failure...

Ntrainer | feeding disorders

New Technology Impacts Smallest Patients

Good Shepherd specializes in the use of rehabilitation technology to maximize function and improve the well-being of our patients. The newest addition to our state-of-the-art collection, the NTrainer System®, aims to positively impact the lives of our smallest patients – premies born as early as 25 weeks gestation who...

Meet Our New Baby: ZeroG

ZeroG, a state-of-the-art gait and balance training system, will soon be available in the Health & Technology Center in Allentown. The device allows therapists to practice intensive physical therapy earlier in a pediatric patient's outpatient rehabilitation through a wide range of rehabilitation activities.


Case Study: Non-Accidental Injuries (NAI)

Patient: Admitted to GSRH Pediatric Unit at 4 years old
Length of Stay: 34 days

The child was initially brought to the emergency department of a local hospital by Children and Youth Services (CYS) after reports of neglect. After a six-day admission in the...