FAQs for Physicians
1. What type of programs and services does Schreiber Pediatric offer?
The Center offers physical, occupational and speech-langauge therapy, recreational programs, a reverse-mainstream preschool, inclusional daycare, social services and family support, as well as respite care for infants, children and adolescents (ages birth to twenty-one years).top
2. Who comprises the staff?
The Center's staff is comprised of individuals certified in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy, Special Education and Social Services. Many of these individuals have sub-specialties in pediatric services.top
3. What additional services does the Center provide?
Assistive Tech Lending Library
Schreiber Pediatric can guide families on how to obtain funding for equipment loans and assist with equipment loan applications.
For more information, contact Beth Shelley, occupational therapist and coordinator of the local branch, at 717-393-0425.
Car Seat Loaner Program
The program was established for children who have just had surgery and may need a non-traditional seat to use for a short period of time. For children with special needs who don't always fit into a traditional seat, the loaner program allows parents to try a seat to see if it's appropriate before making an expensive purchase. The car seats are available for loan for three months or less, depending on the family's needs.
For more information, contact Angie Rice, director of therapy services, at 717-393-0425.top
4. Schreiber Pediatric is accredited by CARF. What does that mean?
Schreiber Pediatric is the area's only outpatient pediatric rehabilitation program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an organization that promotes quality rehabilitation services and has established national standards to recognize centers of excellence.
CARF's standards are developed with input from consumers, rehabilitation professionals, state and national organizations and third party purchasers. CARF accreditation assures that the programs and services offered have met consumer-focused, state-of-the-art national standards of performance, with an empasis on obtaining a positive outcome for each child served.
CARF accreditation reinforces your trust and confidence that Schreiber Pediatric has made a major commitment to enhance the quality of its services and programs.top
5. What is Early Intervention (EI)?
EI is a collection of services designed to help families balance the challenges of parenting. EI can enhance your child's development by building upon the natural learning occurring in the first several years. Through these services, parents can receive information about their child's growth, improve both developmental and educational growth, help children with developmental delays become more independent and help prevent the need for additional costly intervention in the future.top
6. How does the Center work with MH/MR and IU 13?
Schreiber Pediatric has contracts with MH/MR and IU 13 to provide physical, occupational and speech-language therapy, special instruction, preschool and feeding consults. Referrals are made by MH/MR case managers and/or IU 13 staff. MH/MR clients range in age from birth to 3 years, while IU clients are 3 to 5 years old. The Center develops Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) with MH/MR to review a child's progress. The Center also prepares Multi-Disciplinary Evaluations (MDE) and Individual Educational Plans (IEP) with IU 13 to develop and review client's goals.top
7. How does Schreiber Pediatric partner with physicians?
Schreiber Pediatric receives referrals for services from physicians. A prescription is also needed from a physician to initiate services at the Center. Parents are asked to sign a release to allow Center therapists and social services staff to obtain information from the physician and to provide important information concerning progress to the physician. Steven M. Gottlieb, M.D., F.A.A.P., a board certified child neurologist with Child Neurology Associates, is the Center's Medical Director.top
8. What insurance plans are accepted by Schreiber Pediatric?
The Center accepts the following insurance plans. If you would like to inquire about a plan that is not listed below, please phone our Billing Department at 717-393-0425.
Capital Blue Cross
9. What if a client doesn't have insurance?
Families without insurance may qualify for a reduced service fee which is contingent upon household income. In addition, the child may qualify for one of the entitlement programs that are currently being offered through other agencies.top