pediatrics

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.

Autism: Understanding Recent Statistics

The Center for Disease Control (CDC), a government agency, just released some new statistics regarding the prevalence of autism among American school children. It says 1 in 50 children have been diagnosed with autism or a related disorder. Previously released data had the estimate much lower at 1 in 88 school children affected by autism.

Sibshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs

Siblings of children with special needs fill unique roles in their families. Depending on the day and the circumstance, they may need to be their brother’s or sister’s caregiver, cheerleader, advocate or helper. All of these important roles help siblings to learn responsibility, acceptance, diversity and patience at an early age.

Social Skills Don't Always Come Easily for All Kids

Do you remember sitting at the lunch table in high school, sharing the latest gossip with your friends?
How special was the first conversation you had with your significant other?
What did you say during the interview that helped you to land your job?

All of these important milestones required social skills that you naturally developed through life experiences. Throughout your life, you figured out how to handle a variety of social situations, both good and bad, and have learned from each of them.

Child Passenger Safety

Child Passenger Safety Week is September 18 – 24, 2011. This year’s theme is “Back to 2!” It was chosen to reinforce the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recent recommendation to keep toddlers in rear-facing seats until the age of 2 (or until they reach the maximum height and weight for their car seat).

Technology Can Be a Powerful Tool in Assessing Children with Mobility Issues

Children with mobility issues present unique challenges in rehabilitation, and technology can help to ensure that these children get the right treatment at the right time.

Often, children with issues such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, seizure disorders, developmental delays and brain tumors, can have mobility issues that make it difficult for them to get around. This can seriously impact the quality of their lives.

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