This comprehensive book is a helpful resource in understanding therapeutic recreation and the challenges presented by clients. Now in its third edition, this book is based upon a systematic approach to therapeutic recreation service. It combines knowledgefrom professionals in the field of therapeutic recreation with current research findings, case studies, and an accessible writing. For anyone with an interest in therapeutic recreation.
This textbook introduces therapeutic recreation, providing a glimpse at the current state of its theory and practice. Chapters discuss the organization and formation of the profession, the therapeutic recreation process, and its relation to psychiatry, corrections, and substance abuse treatment. The uses of therapeutic recreation for treatment of disabilities and diseases is also discussed, with chapters focusing on autism , mental retardation, severe multiple disabilities, neuromuscular disorders, cognitive rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, and HIV. Professional and management concerns are also addressed. Austin teaches at Indiana University-Bloomington. Crawford is affiliated with the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)