Schreiber Pediatric Center Blog - Children

Follow Schreiber

divider image

Schreiber Stories

October 27, 2017

Shorter wait times are a boost for Marin family

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

We talk a lot about how the wait times to receive services at Schreiber have gone way down in the past five years. Velveth Marin, who has been bringing her two young sons to Schreiber for the past four years, has seen the change up close.

Continue reading...

October 5, 2017

The Extraordinary Give is coming

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

The Extraordinary Give is less than two months away. Remember, this is the day of online giving organized by the Lancaster County Community Foundation to support participating central Pennsylvania nonprofits. The past few years, thanks to your generous support, we have been fortunate to finish among the top 10 nonprofits in terms of dollars raised and donations received. And that money has helped us provide services for kids like Shelby Stroman and Kami Appleby. With your help, we can do that again this year. Here's the plan.

Continue reading...

June 28, 2017

Preschool gets a visit from a GrumpaSaurusPotalope

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

Randall Haines works in security at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station. He was deployed twice as a captain in the Pennsylvania National Guard. But don't let the tough-guy resume fool you. Randall is just as comfortable sitting down with a bunch of preschoolers to read a book. His book.

Continue reading...

June 20, 2017

Michael Corretger: Hearing is believing

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

If you haven't seen Michael Corretger's adorable little face, yet, you probably will soon. We've kind of adopted him here as the new face of Circle of Friends Academy, our daycare center.

Continue reading...

May 26, 2017

Seeing the glass half full with Shelby Stroman

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

Steve Stroman said people are drawn to his daughter Shelby. Maybe it's her curious eyes and captivating smile. Maybe it's her fighting spirit. Whatever it is, there's no denying that you want to just hug her when you see her.

Continue reading...

May 10, 2017

Summer means camps at Schreiber

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

For families that have children with special needs, the idea of a summer camp might seem out of reach.

Here at Schreiber, we make those camps completely reachable.

Continue reading...

May 5, 2017

Anthony Melendez's new look

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

Anthony Menendez has been a Schreiber kiddo since he was a year old. For all of his time here, he has been a happy, energetic presence, in our S.T.A.R.S. preschool and during therapy visits. He even spent a year as a Schreiber Ambassador, attending our annual Gala and other fundraising events.

He managed all of that despite being born with serious physical challenges, including chronic lung disease and having several of his internal organs located in a sac outside his body.

Continue reading...

March 15, 2017

Scotty Chappell adjusting to life 'untethered'

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

Scotty Chappell grimaced as he tried to grip the green putty as hard as he could.

"Squeeze as tight as you can -- that's right, tighter!" Laura Cunningham said to 4-year-old Scotty as he crushed the putty.

Scotty grunted as he continued to squeeze, and as soon as he saw the putty bulging out between his fingers, a large smile covered his face.

"All right, good job!" said Laura, Scotty's occupational therapist. "Now, can you do it again?"

Continue reading...

March 9, 2017

Schreiber speech therapist works her magic

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

Every kiddo is different. But Schreiber Speech Therapist Katie Woods has seen enough children struggle with speech and language development that it didn't take her long to identify the issues for one of her current clients.

Continue reading...

February 28, 2017

New friends for kids at Circle of Friends

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

We have a steady stream of volunteers who help out at Schreiber in many ways. One group that was here recently to spend time in our Circle of Friends Academy isn't your typical volunteer group.

Continue reading...

February 23, 2017

Chris Yost teaches a new generation of young swimmers

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

There's a pretty good chance you've seen Chris Yost at Schreiber, probably in a bathing suit. Chris is one of Schreiber's paid swim teachers, providing private lessons each week and leading the group lessons for our preschoolers each month. Her connection to Schreiber started as a volunteer.

Continue reading...

February 22, 2017

'Amazing little guy' learning to play with friends

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

LJ Hamer, a 5-year-old Schreiber kiddo, chatted noisily next to his grandmother as they waited for a speech therapy session to begin. Sometimes his speech slipped into hard-to-understand phrases or didn't-make-sense chatter, but the smile never left his face.

Continue reading...

February 16, 2017

At Schreiber, we walk next to kids and families

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

With Liz Datorre pushing gently on his back or holding the handle bars of his bike, 4-year-old Juelz Santos slowly pedaled around Schreiber Pediatric's therapy bike path. Without her help, Juelz doesn't have the leg strength to pedal on his own, Liz said.

Continue reading...

January 26, 2017

Bethanie Allen's pirate adventure becomes a book

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

Bethanie Allen worked at Schreiber for a few years, starting in 2008 after she graduated from Elizabethtown College. She left in 2010 for family reasons, but she took with her the seed of an idea for a book. She's an occupational therapist, and she had found a way to use a pirate story to teach kids how to tie their shoes. She eventually turned the idea into a story book for kids, "Pirates of the Caribootin," which she self-published and released this month. Bethanie will return to Schreiber Jan. 30 to do her first book event and to help us kick off Pirate Week at Schreiber.

I talked to Bethanie by phone recently. Here's that conversation.

Continue reading...

January 18, 2017

Fellenbaum's heroes strike again

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

A little more than two years ago, Laurie Fellenbaum's idea to help Schreiber started out as a classrom conversation about empathy and acceptance. Today, that idea is teaching those values and a whole lot more.

Continue reading...

December 6, 2016

McGyver those election signs for Schreiber kids

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

By Becky Smith
Occupational Therapist
Schreiber Pediatric

What's the connection between those outdated campaign yard signs and kids with disabilities? Let me tell you.

Continue reading...

June 30, 2016

Sophia Robles Finds Hope at Schreiber

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

When Malexi Robles noticed something unusual about her daughter's movements, she called Early Intervention for an evaluation. They referred her to the S. June Smith Center, where Sophia received weekly therapy appointments from the age of three months. The Center recognized the signs of cerebral palsy early, but they had to wait until she was 2 years old to give her an official diagnosis.

Continue reading...

Previous Entries

© 2018 Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center of Lancaster County website design by: SiteStrux, Inc.