RCT300 - Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation

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Subject Title
Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation

Subject Description
This course is designed as the foundation to your practice and to examine therapeutic recreation and the techniques required to facilitate and evaluate inclusive TR services for all groups and individuals.

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

1. Understand recreation and leisure as they relate to recreational therapy and identify early cultures that employed recreation in health restoration
2. Explain the Recreation Therapy (RT) process, including its four phases
3. Describe the role of and purposes of recreational therapy throughout the treatment for the following: psychiatric disorders; substance use disorders; Autism; Intellectual and developmental disabilities and seizure disorders
4. Discuss best practice approaches by the recreational therapist in geriatric practice; pediatric practice; physical medicine and rehabilitation practice
5. Describe how the management of a department or facility may influence the professional growth of a recreational therapist
6. Understand and differentiate the issues and trends of Recreation therapy

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