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Recreation Therapist and Therapeutic Recreation Specialist | Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority (VHWDA)

Recreation Therapist and Therapeutic Recreation Specialist | Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority (VHWDA) | Cutting Edge Topic 2&3 | Scoop.it
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10.) Therapeutic recreation specialists may receive more specialized training in adaptive aquatics, adaptive or wheelchair sports, outdoor adventure activities, horticultural therapy or hippotherapy. They also may specialize in specific population groups, such as developmental disabilities, mobility impairments or mental illness. This is currently getting more reconized because of the horses and pets

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8) Recreational therapy embraces a definition of "health" which includes not only the absence of "illness", but extends to enhancement of physical, cognitive, emotional, social and leisure development so the individual may participate fully and independently in chosen life pursuits. The unique feature of recreational therapy that makes it different from other therapies is the use of recreational modalities in the designed intervention strategies

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Recreational Therapy and Child Life —

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#6) The day to day work can be very challenging for a recreational therapist because there will be days that the kids don't want to listen and throw hissy fits

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Recreational Therapists : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Recreational Therapists : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Cutting Edge Topic 2&3 | Scoop.it
Recreational therapists plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses. Recreational therapists use a variety of modalities, including arts and crafts, drama, music, dance, sports, games, and community reintegration field trips to help maintain or improve a patient’s physical, social, and emotional well-being.
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aspect 3 #4 Hospitals; state, local, and private 35% Nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities) 22 Government 19 Residential care facilities 10 Ambulatory health care services 6 Therapists often work in hospitals or nursing and residential care facilities. They also work in places such as substance abuse centers, rehabilitation centers, special education departments, and parks and recreation departments.
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Recreational Therapy | Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

Recreational Therapy | Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador | Cutting Edge Topic 2&3 | Scoop.it
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2.) In the life of recreational therapist is that they go to school for 4 years to get a bachelor degree. While they are working on the degree, the students are out getting clinical hours so they know what to do after they finish their degree

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Learn About Therapeutic Riding | PATH International

Learn About Therapeutic Riding | PATH International | Cutting Edge Topic 2&3 | Scoop.it
Path International Centers provide equine assisted therapeutic activities. Path Intl's Premier Accredited Center Program offers equine therapy centers the chance to demonstrate their excellence in providing quality, professional equine assisted therapeutic activities.
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10:) Working with he horses is great for the kids and adults because horse back riding is rhythmically which means that it helps the kid or adult follow the movements of the horse. It most cases it works on balance, flexibility, and strength in muscles that are not able to  be moved do to the disorder

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Equine Programs | Therapeutic Recreation Center

Equine Programs | Therapeutic Recreation Center | Cutting Edge Topic 2&3 | Scoop.it
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8:) Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) is an interactive process with a licensed mental health professional and a kind and willing equine partner who helps to address the psychotherapy goals of the client. No horse experience necessary as traditional talk and art therapies are incorporated in the process of the equine experience.
Relationships, self esteem, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, recovering from a crisis

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Meet The Horses | Ready Set Ride Therapeutic Recreation Facility | ReadySetRide.org

Meet The Horses | Ready Set Ride Therapeutic Recreation Facility | ReadySetRide.org | Cutting Edge Topic 2&3 | Scoop.it
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6:) Following Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) guidelines,

its program on developmental techniques utilizing the horses as a means of mobility for the children. Certified therapeutic riding instructors guide the students and closely monitor individual needs to encourage consistent improvement. Therapy is conducted in the form of games on horseback which incorporate physical, speech, occupational, developmental and recreational therapy.

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Medicine Horse Center provides equine assisted therapies and experiential education services to Durango and the surrounding Four Corners regions.
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4:) It has been said that the horses can know what a person is feeling. Well, with the kids and adults that have the disabilities  the horse is able to pick up that emotion or behavior.

 

 

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Horses Help Kids With Emotional and Behavioral Issues | CRC Health Group

Horses Help Kids With Emotional and Behavioral Issues | CRC Health Group | Cutting Edge Topic 2&3 | Scoop.it
Kids with emotional and behavioral issues often have low self-esteem and difficulty connecting with other people. Many times, they are unable to express their feelings. Working with a horse is an effective way for these children to work through some of their problems.
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1.) Some of the time, the kids that have the disabilities have no outlet so they need some where to express their feelings. Working with the horses helps because they have a special bond with the horse instead of a person.

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Children's Specialized Hospital | About Recreational Therapy

Recreational therapy is an important part of a patient’s experience at Children’s Specialized Hospital. Learn more about our therapeutic play programs.
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9)  Our specialized services include animal assisted therapy, aquatic therapy, special events and community-adapted recreation programs. 

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Career Exploration at Mayo Clinic: Recreational Therapist

Career Exploration at Mayo Clinic: Recreational Therapist | Cutting Edge Topic 2&3 | Scoop.it
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7.)  Many different places need recreation therapist like Hospitals, long-term care facilities, personal care facilities, residential faculties, community health centers, adult day care programs, park and recreation departments, school systems, correctional facilities, community centers for people with disabilities, and substance abuse centers. (http://www.mayoclinic.org/careerawareness/ce-rectherapist.html)

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Recreational Therapy - CAAHEP

Recreational Therapy - CAAHEP | Cutting Edge Topic 2&3 | Scoop.it
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#5 The day to day work experience of recreational therapists can be vary dramatic, depending on the setting and enviroment. 

Progressive muscle relaxationGuided imageryDeep breathingBiofeedback-based relaxation techniquesA high or low ropes course or initiatives interventionsAdapted sportsManual, visual, and expressive artsHorticultureA therapeutic outing designed to meet specific goals for community integrationA family interventionA therapeutic exercise or aquatic therapy session
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Field of Study: Recreation, Fitness, and Leisure Studies

Search 250+ Minnesota education providers. Find courses and areas of study. Learn how to apply and get financial aid.
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3. Many community colleges and 2-year schools offer associate degree programs in recreation, fitness, and leisure studies. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in recreation, fitness, and leisure studies. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

Many universities offer graduate degrees in recreation, fitness, and leisure studies. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.

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Therapeutic Recreation - Longwood University

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1.A recreational therapist utilizes a wide range of activity and community based interventions and techniques to improve the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and leisure needs of their clients. Recreational therapists assist clients to develop skills, knowledge, and behaviors for daily living and community involvement. 


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About TRRC

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9:) Some of the common disabilities that work along this profession are 

Muscular Dystrophy                               Cerebral Palsy

Visual Impairment                                  Down Syndrome

Intellectual Disability                             Autism

Multiple Sclerosis                                    Spina Bifida

Emotional Disabilities                            Brain Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries                                Amputations

Attention Deficit Disorder                    Deafness 

Cardiovascular Accident/Stroke  

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Therapeutic Riding

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7:)  We also do trail rides, on-site, on our 26 acre property.  We are the largest equine-assisted therapy center in Northeast Florida, working with those who suffer from many physical and mental disabilities.  We host group functions as well.  Bring your classroom, youth group or office staff out for some team building or just for fun

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Horses for Heroes

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5:) If the kids or adults have a Traumatic Brain Injury  then the horses will help guide and work out muscles that they cant really use because of the brain injury

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What is Animal Assisted Therapy?

What is Animal Assisted Therapy? | Cutting Edge Topic 2&3 | Scoop.it
Equine assisted psychotherapy is a type of animal assisted therapy, a field of mental health that recognizes the bond between animals and humans and the potential for emotional healing that can occur when a relationship is formed between the two species.
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2:) Equine assisted psychotherapy is an emerging form of therapeutic intervention in which horses are used as tools for clients to gain self-understanding and emotional growth. (http://www.equine-therapy-programs.com/therapy.html)


3:) When the kid/ adult form  a bond with the horse, it shows that even if they aren't comfortable talking to a person, they have the horse who is there to listen and not judge like some people do.

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