Great Strides Rehabilitation Offers Additional Child Services, Music Therapy and Social Skills Groups

Through a provider partnership, we offer psychological evaluation of a variety of learning problems for appropriate educational programming, including:

  • Problems with inattention, poor concentration
  • Problems with academic growth and achievement
  • Classroom behavior problems
  • Anxiety and fears related to school attendance
  • Problems related to poor motivation
  • Evaluations for qualification for special educational programming and special assistance

These programs include evaluations for:

  • Intellectual ability for “Gifted” placement and/or advanced educational programming
  • Disciplinary and behavioral problems within the home setting, including treatment
  • Anxiety and fears within the home and community settings, and treatment
  • Children experiencing losses, such as death or divorce, including treatment
  • Childhood disabilities for Social Security assistance and medical-service program eligibility
Music Therapy

Music Therapy

Music therapy is both an allied health profession and a field of scientific research, which studies correlations between the process of clinical therapy and biomusicology, musical acoustics music theory, psychoacoustics and comparative musicology. It is an interpersonal process in which a trained music therapist uses music and all of its facets – physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic and spiritual – to help client improve or maintain their health. Music Therapists primarily help clients improve their observable level of functioning and self-reported quality of life in various domains, such as:

  • Cognitive functioning
  • Motor, behavioral and social skills
  • Emotional and affective development

By using music experiences – singing, songwriting, listening to and discussing music, moving to music – we hope to achieve measureable treatment goals and objectives. Referrals to music therapy services may be made by the treating physician along with an interdisciplinary team of professionals consisting of clinicians (physicians, psychologists, PTs, OTs).

Social Skills Groups

Social Skills Groups

Throughout the year we conduct social skill groups for a variety of ages and abilities.  Examples of skills covered in these groups include; using appropriate loudness and tone of voice, interpreting and utilizing non-verbal communication, understanding and interpreting others feelings and participating in small talk.   For younger children, skills include, turn taking, appropriate play, responding to peers and cooperating with others.

If you are interested in social skills groups please contact us. Children are typically pre-screened to determine appropriate group placement.