pediatrics

The Holidays Don’t Have to be Hectic for Children with Autism

The Holidays Don't Have to be Hectic for Children with AutismHoliday gatherings, decorating, shopping and baking can be hectic for parents, but for children with autism spectrum disorders the holidays can be just as stressful. It’s a season filled with unfamiliar people, unexpected situations and overpowering sights and sounds.

Tips to Help Picky Eaters Thrive During the Holiday Season

Pediatric Feeding ProgramThe holiday season is a joyous time filled with friends, family and vast amounts of food. From turkey dinners to candy canes to egg nog, the tastes and textures of the holiday “diet” can be overwhelming for anyone – especially finicky eaters.

Parents: Tips to Care for Yourself When Your Child Is Sick or Injured

counselingWhen your child is sick or injured, worrying about his or her well-being is your first concern. You question: Is he in pain? Did I choose the right doctor? Are we following the best course of treatment?

Halloween Doesn't Have to be Frightful for Children with Autism

Halloween Doesn't Have to Frightful for Children with AutismBetween massive amounts of sugar, scary costumes and strobe lights, Halloween can be an overwhelming night for children and parents alike, but for children with autism spectrum disorders, Halloween can be an especially frightful occasion. Careful planning can be the key to a fun and successful experience for the entire family.

Tips for Teens with Chronic Headaches

Teenagers have any number of “headaches” to deal with – massive amounts of homework, standardized testing, competitive sports and other after-school activities. But how can you help your teen when his or her figurative headaches manifest into painful, chronic headaches?

Concussion: School Re-Entry Strategies for School-Age Kids

pediatric concussionMore than 140,000 children present to emergency departments each year with concussions. Of those, approximately 30 percent are sports-related, but the majority occur as a result of accidents, such as falls from bikes or skateboards or motor-vehicle accidents.

Kids Should Stay Active in the Winter

Winter activities for kidsCold temperatures and falling snow should not keep children from exercising. Kids need to remain active all year long to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Below is a list of indoor and outdoor activities to help keep kids active during the winter months.

Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids
Bundle up and exercise outside. When weather conditions allow:

Good Shepherd Pediatrics: Mission Critical

PediatricsAs a father of three, I understand the importance of easy access to world-class pediatric services. At Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network (GSRN), our pediatric services include inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and specialized care for children with developmental and physical disabilities. These services are nothing short of mission critical.

Handwriting Is Still as Important as Typing and Texting

HandwritingWith tablets and computers, text messages and emails, do we even need to write anything by hand anymore?  The answer is “Yes!”

Back-to-School Fashion Trend Can Cause Back Pain

back to school trendForget peplum tops and detailed denim. One of the hottest trends in back-to-school fashion is a functional accessory – messenger bags. Hip, crossbody bags have replaced the more traditional two-strap backpack as the book bag of choice for preschool to preteen kids.

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