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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The Winter Sports Clinic has been the main venue for his growth over the years, and he is now on the verge of becoming an independent skier," said Babin's recreational therapist and coach, Jose Laguna.
But a week later, after meeting with a recreational therapist, patients typically have a plan, whether it's a project with woodworking, or art, or writing.
Sanchez has a day job as a recreational therapist at a nursing home in Wellesley Hills.
The way these children can be motivated to engage in these healthy activities is by following those they look up to or those that are caring for them such as a recreational therapist.
The treatment team includes a psychiatrist, milieu therapists, a clinical social worker, a recreational therapist, and a program manager.
Rogers employs an art therapist, a yoga/relaxation professional, and Grail, the recreational therapist.
Don't show us sympathy; respect us," said Mohammed Al-Shareef, recreational therapist and wheelchair trainer at a hospital in Riyadh.
A speech therapist teaches Milla to communicate with a touch-screen computer, and a recreational therapist takes her on field trips so she can practice in the community.
The most immediate question that nursing home administrators ask is "what is the difference between what the occupational therapist can 'do' and what the recreational therapist can 'do'?
In this update of the 2002 edition, a recreational therapist and the head of Idyll Arbor overview the theory, models, history, standards, process, testing, and documentation issues relating to assessment as both a science and an art to improve client's lives.
After a honeymoon to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, the couple is at home in Flowood, where the groom is an instructor at the Mississippi Air National Guard and the bride is a recreational therapist with Mississippi State Hospital and is continuing her pursuit of a master's degree at Mississippi College.
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