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.