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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This study identifies whether there are differences in beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes between rehabilitation therapy disciplines about the value of interprofessional collaboration and includes recreational therapy.
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.
Hennum has worked for long term care facilities as Director of Recreational Therapy and Volunteer Services for 30 years.
Hand in Hand Outdoors' mission is to reduce the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the subsequent high suicide rates by providing healing outdoor recreational therapy to Utah's disabled combat veterans and their families.
Attendance at the event, along with recreational therapy from the Department of Veterans Affairs, helped Hale face the social stigma that came with his injury.

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