pediatrics

Tech Tips: Apps for Fine Motor Skill Development

Many children with disabilities or who have experienced a stroke or brain injury have challenges with their fine motor skills. Fortunately, there’s an app for that.

Exercising with Asthma

The idea of a run in the park or a game of kickball with friends shouldn’t worry a person with asthma.  

For kids and adults with asthma, exercise is still recommended for its many benefits, and contrary to popular belief, it may actually improve their condition, not make it worse.

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?

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.

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.

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).

Good Shepherd Is Growing with the Right Partners

Recently, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network announced a contract to manage all medical rehabilitation services provided at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Read the press release here.

Autism: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Autism—it used to be considered a rare disorder. We now know that Autistic Spectrum Disorders are very common (just over one case per 100 children). Posters and news media have raised our level of awareness, and many parents worry about the possibility that their children may be affected. But, exactly what is autism?