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Recreation Therapy & Rehab Services to Individuals
with Disability in Korea
In the U.S., it's called therapeutic
recreation. In Korea, we say "Chiryo" Recreation. Although
both terms are quite dissimilar, concepts between chiryo and of therapeutic
recreations may be quite similar.
"Chiryo" means therapeutic itself.
So, Chiryo recreation means recreation as a process of human service
carried out in our society's, i.e., nursing homes, senior citizen's
centers, mental health hospitals,
rehabilitation centers, social welfare settings etc.
Last 2 decades, We have concerned with
development of leisure and recreation. Specially, We had opened world
paralympic at seoul, Korea in 1988. We need to study a variety of subjects
such as social welfare, psychology, medical care, disabilities, senility,
as well as recreation and its services like as Japan had. This trend
has facilitated a development of chiryo recreation.
We recently have trying to train for possible
chiryo recreation workers (a not formally liccenced by NRJA like Japan,
and NPRA in USA.). Increasingly, We wish to increase in TR workers number
throughout Korea. Now, We are continuing to educate future chiryo recreation
In Korea, We adopted philosophy of "Leisure
Ability" and "Leisure ability's Model by Carol Ann Peterson.
We've got regular TR Conference per 2-3 months. Participants will discuss
effects of TR programs, assessment tools useful for TR, and various
cases in TR, Leisure education, Education project meeting, etc.
Although We have not deeply professional
experiences, but We are trying to New TR Movement In Korea. We wish
to participate team member in medical settings, nursing homes, and rehabilitation
settings, none of chiryo recreation workers are included so far. Since
many recreation workers (most are volunteers) have just started client-centered
programs, some kind of results in TR have appeared already. Results
are 20 article (above MA) published in university.
We are operating TR related Home page; www.tr4u.co.kr (use only korean
Jae Sub - liss*chollian.net
Director of Daehan (means Great Korea) Therapeutic Recreation Association.
- Dr. Noh, Yongkoo, janenoh*chollian.net
- Dr. Chae, Joon-Ahn, trcap*hanmail.net