TRC302 - Adaptive Recreation and Leisure Activities in TR

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Subject Title
Adaptive Recreation and Leisure Activities in TR

Subject Description


This course will introduce the student to the foundational principles of adaptive recreation from the perspective of person-centred interventions and equal opportunity for participation. Core foundational concepts will be examined including human rights codes, relevant legislation, wellness models, evidence- based programs, and models for service delivery. The course emphasizes adaptive recreation to provide equal opportunities for people of diverse abilities to access and participate in recreation activities as a social justice correction to ableism and exclusion. It examines the methods and best practices of Therapeutic Recreation (TR), focusing on the relationship between therapeutic recreation activities and addressing the needs, wants and preferences of individuals with a variety of abilities through the provision of adaptive and inclusive strategies.  A range of adaptive techniques will be considered for different programs and client groups.   Students will familiarize themselves with the various settings and community resources in working with a diverse population. Students learn how to apply adaptation and inclusion strategies to eliminate barriers that exist for persons with different abilities and allow them to participate in meaningful, enjoyable TR interventions to improve quality of life.


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

 1.        Identify biases and stereotypes relating to ability, and ableism as presented in verbal and non-verbal communication and interactions with people of differing abilities including the student’s own biases.
2.         Apply inclusive communication strategies for therapeutic recreation messages and techniques with clients and the community.
3.         Analyze the impact of human rights principles. codes, AODA, and other relevant legislation on the provision of equal opportunity to participate in recreation activities.
4.         Evaluate the therapeutic recreation needs and corresponding contemporary treatments for persons with a variety of abilities.
5.         Research evidence-based program planning
6          Analyze ways to support persons with a variety of abilities in overcoming barriers through a variety of adaptation modes and increasing inclusion.
7.         Research and present information on community resources which provide adapted/inclusive leisure resources for persons with a variety of abilities within Ontario.

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