Recreational Therapy

Recreational Therapy uses play or recreation to help individuals meet their goals for a better well-being. This type of therapy is led by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), often called a Recreational Therapist.


Who is a good fit for Recreational Therapy? Listed below are ways that a Recreational Therapist may work with clients:


  • Leisure Education: A therapist will teach what leisure is, why leisure is important, what kinds of leisure are available, and what skills are needed for preferred leisure.
  • Adaptive Sports: A therapist will introduce sports to clients that meet the client’s specific abilities and interests.
  • Community Involvement: A client will gain skills in how to actively participate in the community safely and appropriately with maximum independence.
  • School Readiness: A client will gain skills to be prepared for following step-by-step instructions and participate in social groups with successful peer interactions.
  • Functional Living Skills: The therapist will provide clients tools to make completing daily skills and chores more fun.

Click Here to Read our blog post about Recreational Therapy written by our Recreational Therapist, Erin!