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If You Liked… What are the Benefits of Recreational Therapy?
One of our top five posts among Spanish and English readers, “What are the Benefits of Recreational Therapy?” discusses just some of the benefits of recreational therapy. In this update, we would like to highlight our colleagues at the American … Continue reading
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
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
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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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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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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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