recreational therapist

recreational therapist

a person who uses recreational activities to reduce the effects of disability or illness so that patients can function more effectively in their families and communities. A baccalaureate degree is required.
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b) with the aid of the recreational therapist, the client will discuss the pros and cons of the strategy he or she used in dealing with a challenge during the climbing activity,
More than 11 years ago, Trombetta, the recreational therapist at the Grand Junction, Colo.
Patients who benefit from this project will receive care from a team that includes a nurse coordinator, social worker and recreational therapist.
The presentation is titled "Creating Meaningful Moments for Someone with Dementia" and will be led by certified recreational therapist and certified dementia practitioner Rachelle Blough.
Air Force veteran DeeAnne Cooper was introduced to pickleball by her recreational therapist and has been playing for over three months.
A staff recreational therapist coordinates that component of the program.
During the boot camp, recreational therapist Patty Anderson demonstrated a game caregivers could play at home: music bingo.
A lot of nursing homes have a recreational therapist who organizes activities that are appropriate for different levels of cognitive and functional impairment," Barton says.
Dick Wilson, a former DAV Communications Director and severely injured veteran who served in the 10th Mountain Division in World War II, was a pioneer in the sport and an encouraging figure for Sandy Trombetta, the VA recreational therapist who established the event.
However, to be classified as a qualified recreational therapist, individuals must obtain a degree in therapeutic recreation or recreational therapy, complete a 480-hour 12-week clinical internship under the supervision of a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), and pass a national exam administered by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010c; NCTRC, 2009).
She worked for a year as a recreational therapist, and in 2004 she enrolled in the OT school at Rush.
Arresting Hope proves a much better read, maybe because it combines various perspectives: those of women inmates, including stark, poignant narratives of "life before jail," a recreational therapist, a prison doctor and a visionary warden.
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