FAQ About Pediatric Rehabilitation at Good Shepherd
Q. Who can receive pediatric rehabilitation at Good Shepherd?
A. The Good Shepherd Pediatric Rehabilitation Program is a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation program that provides diagnostic, evaluative treatment and referral services for children up to 18 years of age who experience difficulty with the normal developmental process, have identified disabilities or are experiencing learning problems.
Q. How can I get my child into Good Shepherd's Pediatrics Program?
A. If you are concerned about your child's development, talk to your family doctor or pediatrician about a referral or prescription for services at Good Shepherd. You may also contact Good Shepherd for more information.
Q. Will my insurance cover pediatric care at Good Shepherd?
A. Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network holds contracts with most insurance providers, and we will work with any insurance provider on behalf of our patients. Click here for more information.
Q. How will I be involved in my child's treatment plan?
A. Upon entry into the Good Shepherd Pediatric Rehabilitation Program, each child is thoroughly evaluated to determine his or her special needs. Parental information and input is essential for the development of any treatment plan, and Good Shepherd will work with your entire family to ensure that all questions are answered. We also ask for your consent for any recommended treatment. Treatment plans are then reviewed regularly to measure progress toward goals, and we will provide you with updates upon the completion of each treatment session.
Q. What is a developmental pediatrician?
A. Developmental pediatricians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of children with developmental delays, behavioral difficulty and other issues. Good Shepherd offers the only developmental pediatrician in the region, Karen E. Senft, M.D.
Q. I'm concerned about my child's development. What should I be looking for?
A. Typical milestones for childhood development can be found here. Please keep in mind that these milestones are not exact and are different for each child.