Sarah Taylor, CTRS now offers individual and group therapeutic recreation for children and adults.
Therapeutic Recreation sessions are catered directly to the participant's/child's interests and addresses emotional, cognitive, social, and even physical goals set by the individual/child, parent/guardian, and therapist. The duration of individual sessions vary from individual to individual (4-12+ sessions), depending on goals achieved.
50 Minute Initial Consultation $75: Meeting with parents/guardian and child to assess child, address areas of concern/target areas and to set goals
50 Minute TR individual session $75
Once a month, the child's individual sessions will be split in half. (30 minutes of therapy and the remainder of the session will be meeting with the parents/guardian and child to discuss progress.
TR Group sessions provide a broader spectrum of activities and have an existing set of goals. Group sessions require a minimum of 2 participants, and a maximum of 5 participants. Click here to see our groups currently being offered.
WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC RECREATION?
Therapeutic Recreation (TR), also known as Recreational Therapy (RT), is an activity-based intervention that addresses the cognitive, social, emotional, or physical needs of individuals with disabilities/disabling conditions, illnesses, or psychiatric/emotional limitations. TR not only uses recreation to improve functioning, but also to reduce or eliminate limitations or restrictions to a healthy and fulfilling leisure lifestyle.
WHAT DO RECREATIONAL THERAPISTS DO?
A recreational therapist utilizes a wide range of activity and community based interventions and techniques to improve the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and leisure needs of their clients. Recreational therapists assist clients to develop skills, knowledge, and behaviors for daily living and community involvement. The therapist works with the client and their family to incorporate specific interests and community resources into therapy to achieve optimal outcomes and a fulfilling leisure lifestyle.
WHY IS RT/TR IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CLIENTS?
Research supports the concept that people with active, satisfying leisure lifestyles will be happier and healthier. RT/TR provides services which are based on the individuals' interests and lifestyle. RT/TR aims to improve an individual's functioning and keep them as active, healthy and independent as possible in their chosen life pursuits.
WHAT CLIENTS DO RECREATIONAL THERAPISTS SERVE?
Recreational Therapists may work with a wide range of individuals requiring health services including geriatric, mental health, addictions, general medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, developmental disabilities and pediatric clients.
HOW ARE RT/TR SERVICES DIFFERENT FROM OTHER THERAPIES?
RT/TR embraces the enhancement of physical, cognitive, emotional, social and leisure development so individuals may participate fully and independently in chosen life pursuits. The unique feature of RT/TR that makes it different from other therapies is the use of recreational modalities in the designed intervention strategies. RT/TR is extremely individualized to each person by his or her past, present and future interests and lifestyle. The recreational therapist has a unique perspective regarding the social, cognitive, physical, and leisure needs of the patient. Incorporating client's interests, and the client's family and/or community makes the therapy process meaningful and relevant. Recreational therapists weave the concept of healthy living into treatment to ensure not only improved functioning, but also to enhance independence and successful involvement in all aspects of life.
WHAT ARE THE OUTCOMES OF RT/TR?
Current research indicates a significant number of positive health outcomes resulting from participation in RT/TR programs:
• Improvement in Physical Health Status
• Improvement in Psychosocial Status
• Improvement in Cognitive Status
Improvement in Life, Recreation &Community Activities
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Sarah Taylor, will be providing individual and group sessions. To view available groups click here.