Tag Archives: Recreational therapy

Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for May 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. NIDILRR-funded Research: Aquatic exercise therapy for people with Parkinson disease: A randomized controlled trial (J75815) (English). This article describes a study that evaluated … Continue reading

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February is not just about Valentine’s Day and chocolate!

February is all about love, so let’s show some love for recreational therapy! February is International Recreational Therapy Month, sponsored by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC), enhancing public awareness of therapeutic recreation programs and recreational therapy services … 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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International Recreational Therapy Month – Empowering Recreational Therapists

Everyone knows that February is associated with love thanks to Valentine’s Day. Did you know that it is also associated with recreational therapy? Yes, February is International Recreational Therapy Month! But what is recreational therapy? It is a therapy that … Continue reading

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Answered Questions January 2015: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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What are the benefits of recreational therapy?

Recreational therapy is a type of therapy that engages an individual or a group of individuals in fun activities such as music, sports, news, or bingo to enhance their functioning, independence, and well-being. Some of the benefits of recreational therapy … Continue reading

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The Paralympic Games and Recreational Therapy

Since the end of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, we have begun looking forward to the 2014 Paralympic Games beginning on March 7th. Over 40 countries will be represented at this year’s winter games and athletes will participate in … 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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