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Therapeutic Recreation: Leisure Education

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Destiney J

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Transcript of Therapeutic Recreation: Leisure Education

Therapeutic Recreation Awareness Month
Functional Intervention
TR Process
What is TR?
Leisure Education
Operates on the assumption that behavior can change and improve as the individual acquires new knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities.
Recreation Participation
Engage in organized recreational opportunities that enhance overall health and leisure involvement

Leisure Ability Model
By: Destiney Jackson & Kristin Prentice
TR and ESS Support Services
The goal of the Leisure Ability Model is to help clients obtain a satisfying leisure lifestyle.
gather information based on client's barriers, needs, interests, and strengths.

determine how to develop a program or intervention and schedule that will directly affect all the factors analyzed during the assessment

facilitate the planned program

using documentation and tools to ensure that client's goals were met and a meaningful therapeutic experience was implemented

Recording all information throughout the TR process
E.g. client information, assessment results progress notes, etc
Addresses the functional abilities of the clients that are prerequisite or necessary for leisure participation through assessment and intervention

Functional abilities can be categorized into physical, mental/cognitive, emotional/affective, and social functioning

Leisure Awareness
Social Interaction Skills
Leisure Resources
Leisure Activity Skills
Focuses on the development and acquisition of various leisure-related skills, attitudes, and knowledge.
TR Roles and Responsibilities ...
Where Do TR's Work?
Residential Facilities
Community Centers
Addictions and Mental Health Centers
Adult Day Programs
Community-Based Agencies
Long-term Care Facilities

Domains of Health and Wellness
Optimizing the life of individuals by enhancing their health and wellness through a leisure lifestyle.

"Therapeutic Recreation is a profession which recognizes leisure, recreation and play as integral components of quality of life. Service is provided to individuals who have physical, mental, social or emotional limitations which impact their ability to engage in meaningful leisure experiences"
Provide a supportive and encouraging environment

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist work with a range of individuals who require health services
Youth and Children
Mental Health
Physical Health
Developmental Disabilities
Pediatric Clients
Providing opportunities for fun, enjoyment, and self-expression within a structured and planned program
Overall Goal:
to help seniors remain independently capable of obtaining and sustaining a leisure lifestyle as they age in their own homes
American Therapeutic Recreation Association. (2004). The Recreational Therapy Professional. Retrieved from http://www.healthpronet.org/ahp_month/07_04.html
Common Barriers
Mental illness

Limited physical mobility

Limited language and literacy abilities

Social stigmas

Lack of motivation

Lack of resources, etc.
Through a holistic approach we provide:
Leisure opportunities and services surrounding the client's needs that promote healthy independence
Stumbo, N. J., & Peterson, C. A. (2009). Therapeutic recreation program design: Principles and procedures. San Francisco, CA: Benjamin/Cummings.
Shank, J., & Coyle, C. (2002). Therapeutic recreation in health promotion and rehabilitation. State College, PA: Venture Pub.
Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association. (2016). CTRA. Retrieved from http://canadian-tr.org/about/
(Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association, 2016)
As Recreation Therapists at ESS we provide seniors, their families, and caregivers with support through our Health and Wellness Services:
Exercise Programs
Social Recreation Programs
We collaborate with local organizations and other service providers to help strengthening their abilities to live a healthy active life.
Yoga, Tai Chi, Exercise Class, Zumba
Food Crafts, Bingo, Board Games



Coffee & Chat, Stress Management, Relaxation
Nature Walks, Mindfulness Yoga,
Mental Aerobics, Jeopardy, Trivia,
Follow therapeutic recreation protocol and etiquette
!! POP QUIZ !!
1. What are the domains of health and wellness that are commonly assessed in clients?

2. What four main categories does the Therapeutic Recreation process?
3. What is an example of an activity that was used today that is commonly used with seniors?
4. What health and wellness model do the Recreation Therapists use at ESS Support Services?
!! POP QUIZ !!
5. Which of the 4 options is not a part of the leisure ability model?

a) Functional Intervention

b) Sport Management

c) Leisure Education

d) Recreation Participation
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