PDP702 - Physical Disability in Recreation, Art, and Leisure

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Subject Title
Physical Disability in Recreation, Art, and Leisure

Subject Description
This course will begin with a brief historical overview of the ways in which our society has normalized those with physical impairments within the areas of art, recreation, and leisure. How have we reified disability within these contexts? What do these conceptualizations say about our society?
Adaptive recreation, art, and leisure can serve as powerful therapeutic modalities for people with physical disabilities. Through a critical approach, methods of therapeutically engaging those with physical impairments are developed in ways that are emancipatory rather than simply rehabilitative.

Credit Status
This is a professional option course in the Bachelors of Therapeutic Recreation and it addresses two professional concentrations: disability services and physical health

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze historical representations of disabled persons in recreation, art, and leisure.
  2. Critically assess the intersections of disability with age, gender, and race within the scope of recreation, art, and leisure.
  3. Explain the intersection of disability with the social determinants of health and its effect on how persons with disabilities engage in recreation, art, and leisure activities from a therapeutic recreation perspective.
  4. Implement appropriate assessment tools to determine the most effective therapeutic intervention for those with varying disabilities.
  5. Define the scope of creative therapeutic activities available to the client and therapist.
  6. Propose recreation and leisure activities that provide positive, evidence-based outcomes for those with a variety of disabilities.
  7. Evaluate client outcomes, with a particular emphasis on implementing effective modifications to ensure compliance and positive outcomes.
  8. Demonstrate effective communication and facilitation techniques when working with those in creative interventions.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.