therapeutic recreation


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therapeutic recreation

an allied health group staffed by people with expertise in organizing and supervising recreational activities designed to accelerate recovery from mental or physical disorders.

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.

therapeutic recreation

A specialized field within recreation whose specialists plan and direct recreational activities for patients recovering from physical or mental illness or who are attempting to cope with a permanent or temporary disability.
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Blythedale's Therapeutic Recreation Department provides patients with treatment services and recreation activities that are adapted to meet each patient's individual physical, emotional, and social abilities.
UNH also hosts the Northeast Passage, a program that provides new opportunities for disabled students to enjoy the outdoors as a central part of UNH's Therapeutic Recreation program option.
Finally, the therapeutic recreation staff has the task of assisting the other disciplines by defining problematic behaviors and recommending interventions.
An opportunity to explore the worth of recreation in corrections was created when a therapeutic recreation specialist, an alumnus of the University of Northern Colorado, invited students enrolled in a required senior-level recreation evaluation class to visit her facility.
22-24 34th Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation and Adapted Physical Activity Springfield, Ill.
When Martin and Diane Bixler, Marianwood's therapeutic recreation coordinator, suggested it to me, my first reaction was, "You've got to be kidding
Paul's Hospital to end its Therapeutic Recreation and Expressive Arts Program is part of a disturbing trend toward eliminating programs that improve health outcomes and quality of life, therapists say.
NOMINATED BY MERRI BUCKSTONE, DIRECTOR OF THERAPEUTIC RECREATION.
The second section examines the evolution of group work and community recreation programs for youth, as well as therapeutic recreation, its programs and its impact on at-risk youth.
Higgins is a certified therapeutic recreation specialist working as an independent consultant in Ohio; she is currently working on several international exchange and disability projects for Mobility International USA (MIUSA).
Energized by the experience, Dinnie and colleague Chris Silver plan to attend Southern Connecticut State University to begin course work in therapeutic recreation this fall.

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