Stepping Stones
Educational Therapy Center

Therapy

Rainbow Rehab


Rainbow Rehab, LLC was founded in 2004 as a contract pediatric therapy service. Our expert staff includes Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy. Service is delivered at Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center. Our Mission is to provide services to our clients while assisting families in coping and adapting to disabilities. We are dedicated to providing specialized therapy services to foster and develop the full potential of the special needs children we are privileged to serve.


Occupational Therapy

Skilled therapeutic treatment to achieve independence in all facets of patients lives. Promotes function, remediate disability; provides support and education to families, and collaboration with additional health care providers. For infants, toddlers, and young children pediatric occupational therapy encompasses daily functional skills, achievement of age appropriate milestones, and progression to more advanced and challenging skills as he / she matures.

Our services include but are not limited to standardized testing, handwriting assessments, fine and gross motor skills, therapeutic listening, sensory integration treatment, feeding therapy, and aquatic therapy.


Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapy is concerned with the evaluation, and intervention of children who are experiencing functional limitations. The goal of treatment is to diminish impairments and functional limitations to prevent or decrease disability.

Our services include but are not limited to standardized testing, gross motor function, functional mobility and ambulation, orthotic evaluation, ordering and management, durable medical equipment recommendations and ordering, aquatic therapy.


Speech Therapy

Specialized in providing evaluation and treatment to children and adolescents with speech, language and communication difficulties.

Our services include but are not limited to standardized testing, expressive and receptive language treatment, articulation, and speech production, social skills, oral motor skills, feeding and swallowing therapy, treatment of apraxia, dysarthria, fluency, and stuttering, augmentative communication device recommendations / ordering, and pragmatic skills.

 

Therapists


Lori Adkins, MEd., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist with Rainbow Rehab at Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center
Valdosta State University:
Bachelor of Science in Education in Speech Language Pathology- June 1997 Master of Education in Speech Language Pathology- December 1998
 

Lori has worked in the school setting since January 1999. She was employed in the public school system for 12 years and in addition she has worked at Stepping Stones part time for several years. She also worked with Babies Can't Wait part time for several years as well.

"Why I Choose To Work At Stepping Stones"
Stepping Stones is a wonderful place to work. The rehab facility at Stepping Stones is designed for kids to have maximum opportunity to thrive in all three disciplines of Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. The therapists' and staff at Stepping Stones truly love and care about the children who are here and want to provide the best possible educational and therapeutic environment for them. I thoroughly enjoy my job and consider it a privilege to work here at Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center.


Christen Wilson, M.S.P.T.

Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami (1989)

Christen has worked in many different therapy settings since graduating. She worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she did rotations in orthopedics, amputee clinic, burn unit, pediatrics and the spinal cord unit. She worked for many years in sports medicine including the position of Director of Sports Medicine for 4 years. Christen now practices pediatric physical therapy at Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center.Christen has worked at Stepping Stones for 9 years. She chooses to work at Stepping Stones because she enjoys seeing the continuous progress the children make from week to week. She also enjoys the fact that she is able to interact with the teachers, parents and other therapists to determine what is best for each individual child. 


Joan Ebersole, OTR/L

Owner of Rainbow Rehab
Director of Rehab at Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center
Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the Medical College of Ga. 1982

Joan has worked in a variety of both adult and pediatric clinic settings. She has managed a multi-disciplinary team of therapists and coordinated scheduling and re-imbursement in private practice for over 10 years. Joan has an excellent working knowledge of multi- disciplinary clinical and billing requirements.

"Why I Choose To Work at Stepping Stones":
"After working in OT for over 30 years it is wonderful to be part of an organization that truly puts the client first. We are encouraged to collaborate and try techniques to optimize the childs performance without the need for endless meetings and paperwork. The atmosphere is warm and loving and both the staff and children are like family. I can't imagine working anywhere else!"

Elizabeth Gailes (Libby), OTR/L

Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Medical University of South Carolina 1985

Libby has worked in two types of Occupational Therapy settings since graduating. She worked in an orthopedic/sports medicine environment as Director of Hand Therapy for seven years. Currently, Libby works in pediatric occupational therapy. Libby has been part of the rehabilitation staff at Stepping Stones Educational Center for four years. She enjoys being part of a multi-disciplinary team that encourages each child to learn and grow in a caring environment. Libby brings her specialty of teaching fun and exciting aspects of pre-writing skills and handwriting to the students.


Ivy Scoggin, MEd., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist with Rainbow Rehab at Stepping Stones
Educational Therapy Center
Ivy's Education:
Bachelor of Science in Education degree from the University of Georgia in May of 2002.
Master of Education in Communication Disorders degree from Valdosta State University in December of 2003.

Ivy's work experience includes both school and clinical settings. She worked in the public schools for six years, where she served students with both language and articulation difficulties. Ivy is currently employed here, at Stepping Stones, where she has been for 4 years.

"Why I chose to work at Stepping Stones"
"After working in the public schools for several years, I love the one on one therapy that Stepping Stones offers. I enjoy the opportunity to work closely with parents, teachers and other therapists to improve our children as a whole. Lastly, I feel that all children are fearfully and wonderfully made, and it's encouraging to know that Stepping Stones is a place where this truth is evident and practiced daily."


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