Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-08-07
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics

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Through Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation, students will be able to achieve these objectives:-Gain a 21st-century vision of the profession provided by leading thinkers in the field-Learn the attributes and skills they need in order to thrive in various career paths in the profession-Interact through the text, technology, and media responses to more thoroughly understand the field and professionFoundations of Therapeutic Recreationprovides readers with a comprehensive introduction to the profession. The book draws on the combined wisdom, experience, and technical expertise of 23 professors and leaders in the field. From these contributors, readers gain access to diverse perceptions, philosophies, and practices for therapeutic recreation in the 21st century.The book showcases how the profession addresses various clients'needs throughout the life span through therapeutic programs, modalities, and activities. It also-presents a wide range of applications, allowing readers to explore their personal and professional options;-provides insight into the basic knowledge, attributes, and skills students need in order to thrive in the field; and-delineates career paths in the profession and how a therapeutic recreation specialist works with various populations.Edited by Dr. Terry Robertson and Dr. Terry Long, Foundations of Therapeutic Recreationhas a comprehensive vision. The contributors present the broad scope of therapeutic recreation as research and practice across a diverse demographic of clients and consumers. The contributing authors explore various perspectives on therapeutic recreation and present standards and certification information that prepare students for the profession.Part Idefines therapeutic recreation as a profession and provides an overview of its history and of the professional opportunities available. Part I also explores the profession's person-first philosophy and outlines the therapeutic recreation process as well as its models and modalities of practice and its allied professions.Part IIdelves into trends and issues, looking at demographics, economics, politics, and legislation as they affect the profession. It details international issues and paradoxes and concludes with future perspectives.Part IIIexamines mechanisms for intervention from a number of perspectives, including orthopedic and neurological impairment, developmental disabilities, mental health, youth development, aging, and wellness.Foundations of Therapeutic Recreationcontains chapter discussion questions to expand students'learning as well as Outstanding Professionals and Client Portraits sections to help students gain insight into various career paths. The book is accompanied by an instructor guide, PowerPoint presentations, and a test package available via the text's Web site to support the classroom instruction and enhance learning.The entire package gives students a solid grounding in the profession as it is today and a clear understanding of where the profession is headed tomorrow.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
Considering Therapeutic Recreation as Your Profession
What Is Therapeutic Recreation?
A Diverse Profession
Choosing a Profession
History of Therapeutic Recreation
Importance of History
Origins of the Therapeutic Recreation Profession (Late 1700s-Mid-1900s)
Philosophical Battles in Therapeutic Recreation (1945-1965)
The Utopian Years of Therapeutic Recreation (1966-1984)
The Fragmentation Years of Therapeutic Recreation (1985-Present)
Professional Opportunities in Therapeutic Recreation
Characteristics of a Profession
Professional Preparation in Therapeutic Recreation
Professional Opportunities
Professional Organizations
Professional Networking
Person-First Philosophy in Therapeutic Recreation
Who Is the Person With a Disability?
Person-First Philosophy
Using Person-First Philosophy
Attitudes Toward People With Disabilities
Service Delivery
Places, Models, and Modalities of Practice
Practice Models
Therapeutic Recreation Treatment Modalities
Potential Areas of Practice
The Therapeutic Recreation Process
Allied Professions
Child Life Specialist
Art Therapy
Music Therapy
Athletic Training
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Social Work
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Orthopedic and Neurological Impairment: From Rehabilitation to Community Reentry
Common Diagnostic Groups in Rehabilitation
Common Therapeutic Recreation Modalities in Rehabilitation
Best Practice Issues
Therapeutic Recreation and Developmental Disabilities
What Are Developmental Disabilities?
Practice Settings
Intellectual Impairment
Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)
Cerebral Palsy
Spina Bifida
Duchene Muscular Dystrophy
Best Practices
Other Developmental Disabilities
Therapeutic Recreation and Mental Health
Components of a Healthy Mind
What Is a Mental Disorder?
Role of Therapeutic Recreation in Treating Mental Disorders
Levels of Care in Mental Health
Diagnostic Categories
Theoretical Considerations
Mental Health and Secondary Disabilities
Common Therapeutic Recreation Modalities for Mental Health
Youth Development and Therapeutic Recreation
At-Risk Youth
Purpose of Therapeutic Recreation in Positive Youth Development
Theories That Guide Therapeutic Recreation Practice
Scope of Therapeutic Recreation Practice
Settings and Opportunities for Therapeutic Recreation
Special Concerns
Issues and Trends in Youth Development and Therapeutic Recreation
Aging and the Life Span
Whom Do We Work With?
Theories of Successful Aging
Where Might We Work?
Long-Term Care Strategies
Trends in Therapeutic Recreation
Wellness Through Physical Activity
Whom Do We Work With?
Where Are Such Programs Provided?
Defining Physical Activity
Disability and Inactivity
Considerations for Using Physical Activity in Therapeutic Recreation
Basics of Exercise and Disability
Components of Exercise
Disability-Specific Recommendations
Demographics, Economics, Politics, and Legislation
It's All About Relationships!
Demographics of Disability
Economics of Disability and Therapeutic Recreation
Politics and Therapeutic Recreation
The Legislative Process and Therapeutic Recreation
Current Legislation and Therapeutic Recreation
A Global Perspective of Therapeutic Recreation
WHO, the ICF, and Implications for Therapeutic Recreation
Considering Therapeutic Recreation in Other Nations
Therapeutic Recreation in Canada
Therapeutic Recreation in South Korea
Therapeutic Recreation in Australia
Working as a CTRS in Switzerland
Paradoxes in Leisure Services and Therapeutic Recreation
The Paradox of Confusing Leisure or Recreation With Achievement Behavior
The Paradox of Applying the Terms Leisure and Recreation With People Who Demonstrate an Inequity
The Paradox of Playful Assimilation Behavior and Adult Accommodation Behavior
The Paradox of Similar Motivations in the Context of Leisure and the Context of Achievement
The Paradox of Promoting the Quality of Leisure and Serving the Bottom Line of a Budget
The Paradox of Choice for Leisure and Achievement
The Paradox of Leisure as a Zero-Order Behavior
Envisioning the Future: Therapeutic Recreation as a Profession
Embracing Our History
Emergence of a Global Society
The Future of Therapeutic Recreation as a Profession
Finding the Optimal Perspective
National Therapeutic Recreation Society Standards of Practice
American Therapeutic Recreation Association Standards of Practice
About the Editors
About the Contributors
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