recreational therapy


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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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Critique: A truly impressive, informed and informative body of work, "Recreational Therapy Basics, Techniques, and Interventions" is exceptionally well organized and presented, making it an essential, core addition to academic library reference Recreational Therapy reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.
For this reason, it is important that those looking for help make sure that the help they find includes recreational therapy, due to its wide variety of helpful activities.
Brian Albright recently graduated from East Carolina University in recreational therapy and hopes to pursue a job working in adventure therapy.
Kopel Zottoli has arranged for women to have massage, physical therapy and recreational therapy services; hairstyling, manicure, and other personal care services; social support activities; and access to e-mail.
"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. Circular in form, it was originally designed for playing cricket, but also accommodated tennis and croquet.
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.
Compiled, organized and presented by recreational therapy expert Heather R.
Hennum has worked for long term care facilities as Director of Recreational Therapy and Volunteer Services for 30 years.
Three hierarchical regression analyses with Step 1, age and respective admission FIM[TM] scores, and Step 2, therapy treatment units (occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, recreational therapy, and speech language pathology) entered into a two-hierarchy model.

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