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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 to...

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...

Providing Care for Non-Accidental Injuries (NAI)

Every year, 2.9 million incidences of child abuse are reported in the United States. More than 25 percent of maltreated children are under the age of 3. The Infant/Toddler Abuse Recovery Program at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit is designed to treat...

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) case study

Case Study: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Patient born at full-term

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Program

About once every hour a baby who is addicted to opiate drugs is born in the United States, and the numbers are increasing. Between 2000 and 2009, the number of infants diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) nearly tripled to an estimated 13,539, according to a University of Michigan (U-...