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January 8, 2016

Jedi training coming to Schreiber

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

Our fun and creative therapists have come up with a way to connect therapy for the kids with the buzz surrounding the latest Star Wars movie. Star Wars Week will be Jan. 25-29 here at the Center and will include a bunch of fun stuff throughout the week. I'll let OT Bernie Hershey explain how the structured activites they have in mind will help meet kiddoes therapy goals.

How did Star Wars Week at Schreiber come to be?
Go here for a surprise.

"One of the biggest things Luke Skywalker had to do to be a Jedi," Bernie says, "was to learn to control his reactions to frustration that would make him upset and angry activate the Dark Side. So we will be using that hook with many of the clients who are learning to conquer new daily routines that are hard, like tying shoes."

That's just the start of what Star Wars Week at Schreiber will offer.

"Jedi knights have to learn balance and core strengthening activities, so we will have the Jedi Training obstacle course," Bernie says.

"Jedi knights learn how to use their abilities to positively sway others, we will be practicing social skills.

"Jedi knights learn other languages. We will have some select Yoda and Darth Vader expressions for the children to listen to and imitate.

"Of course there will be Storm Troopers to target, and we will be using our powers of observation and visual scanning as well to be aware of hidden dangers."

The entire center will be turned into a Jedi Training Center to help celebrate Schreiber Pediatric's 80th anniversary year this year. The multipurpose room will be the main area decorated in the Intergalactic mode, but already Speech Therapists have their lighting up and Physical Therapists have begun their decorations.

Update: Some folks from the Central Pennsylvania Avengers will be on hand Thursday afternoon, Jan. 28. Jason Johnson is director and founder of the group, which consists of adult hobbyists who dress up in superhero costumes and do appearances to entertain. Their motto is: "We came, we saw, we made smiles." Expect to see a Kylo Ren, a Rey and a Darth Vader (non-scary variety) roaming the halls of Schreiber that day.

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