Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation Therapy, and Activity Professionals.
is the provision of Treatment Services and the provision of Recreation
Services to persons with illnesses or disabling conditions. The primary purposes of Treatment Services which are often referred to as Recreational
Therapy, are to restore, remediate or rehabilitate in order to improve
functioning and independence as well as reduce or eliminate the effects
of illness or disability. The primary purposes of Recreational Services
are to provide recreation resources and opportunities in order to
improve health and well-being.
Recreation is provided by professionals who are trained and certified,
registered and/or licensed to provide Therapeutic Recreation.
Therapeutic recreation uses treatment,
education and recreation services to help people with illnesses, disabilities
and other conditions to develop and use their leisure in ways that enhance
their health, functional abilities, independence and quality of life. (NTRS,
Recreation Directory contains resources for recreation therapists, therapeutic
recreation specialists, creative arts therapists, activity therapist, activity
directors and other disciplines.
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