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If you liked “Recreational Therapy Activities for All Ages”

Recreational Therapy Activities for All Ages is always in the top ten, particularly with our Spanish-language readers. In this update, we would like to highlight the work of the following NIDILRR-funded projects: Researchers at the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on … Continue reading

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Is there a difference between recreational therapy and activity programs?

Recently, we wrote about recreational therapy. However, if you have visited a long-term care center or similar facility, you may have heard of their activity program. You might be wondering: Are activity programs the same as recreational therapy? There are … Continue reading

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What is Recreational Therapy?

What do you think of when we say therapy? Do you think of playing a video game, making crafts, or painting a picture? You might if you’ve ever experienced recreational therapy! The American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) defines recreational therapy … Continue reading

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Princes, Superheroines, and Goblins! Oh, My!

It is that time of year again in the Northern Hemisphere where the temperature cools, the leaves change colors, and Halloween approaches! To help everyone celebrate Halloween, we are providing safety tips, costume ideas, and fun activities that will help … Continue reading

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February is International Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation Month!

February marks this year’s International Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation (RT/TR) Month. To celebrate, we’d like to share the purpose and some of the benefits of RT/TR. Although RT/TR and Activities seem like just fun and games, there is a purpose for … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Recreation and the Elderly with Disabilities

For the elderly with and without disabilities, therapeutic recreation works similarly as for younger adults and children. However, there are differences as well. One example is that therapeutic activities need to be age appropriate. For example, where a recreational therapist … Continue reading

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Recreation Therapy and Adults with Disabilities

Recreation therapy for adults with disabilities works in the same vein as recreational therapy for children with disabilities. It has the same objectives and goals: to improve skills and abilities of people with disabilities and to increase their social time … Continue reading

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