recreational therapy


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recreational therapy

[rē′krē·ā′shənəl]
Etymology: L, recreare, to renew
a form of adjunctive treatment in which games or other group activities are used as a means of modifying maladaptive behavior, awakening social interests, or improving the ability to interact and function in socially acceptable ways.

recreational therapy

A treatment philosophy and format used for patients with mental or physical conditions or injuries to improve or maintain functionality, self-confidence, socialisation and a sense of well-being.

Examples
Hobbies, athletic activities, performance of or listening to music, watching films, or listening to lectures.

recreational therapy

Play therapy 'Any free, voluntary and expressive activity…(which may be)…motor, sensory, or mental, vitalized by the expansive play spirit, sustained by deep-rooted pleasurable attitudes and evoked by whole emotional release.' See Art therapy, Dance therapy, Laughter therapy, Music therapy.
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Recreational Therapy consists of activities, along with a supervised environment where kids can play, exercise, and interact with other children in order to improve the development of social skills.
Brian Albright recently graduated from East Carolina University in recreational therapy and hopes to pursue a job working in adventure therapy.
Aquatic therapy, art therapy, equestrian therapy, humor therapy, music therapy, nutritional therapy, pet therapy, and recreational therapy will also be included to address the specific needs of particular children being served in the camp.
The amusement ground was an open, sunny area that served as the primary facility for outdoor recreational therapy.
Factors that inhibited the development of a comprehensive recreational therapy program were shortages in staff, recreational resources and space, and funding for services.
Other paraprofessionals in the health care field include dental, medical, occupational therapy, optometric, recreational therapy, and pharmacy assistants.
These include one-to-one psychotherapy, group and family therapy, behavior therapy, marital counseling, recreational therapy, occupational therapy, hypnotherapy, behavior modification, art therapy, and psychodrama.
VA continues to be a recognized leader in rehabilitation, with recreational therapy programs at each of its 152 hospitals that allow disabled Veterans to challenge themselves both physically and emotionally.
All of the profits from the signing go to Hunting for Heroes, a national non-profit that provides recreational therapy and counseling for law enforcement officers severely injured in the line of duty.
The PPI project will transition to a fundraising mechanism beginning in 2016 to support 62-member recreational therapy nonprofit organizations, while also ensuring that no service member is ever forgotten.
Crawford, Director of Recreational Therapy at the Munroe-Meyer Institute in Omaha, Nebraska.
She will receive the DAV Seal award for her volunteer work in the spinal cord injury, polytrauma and recreational therapy units, as well as for organizing special events at the Tampa VA medical center.

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