Therapeutic Recreation Program Design: Principles and Procedures / Edition 3

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This book is written for those preparing for the field of therapeutic recreation and for professionals providing services to clients. The approach focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of therapeutic recreation services. Therapeutic recreation is concerned with direct delivery of services to clients with disabilities, illnesses, or special needs. This book addresses both areas (process and content) utilizing a comprehensive and integrated approach. This is the only truly comprehensive book in the field; it is considered the bible of therapeutic recreation. This exciting edition represents a total revision that new and past users alike will welcome and appreciate. For new or experienced theraputic recreation professionals.
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A text for students preparing for the field of therapeutic recreation and for professionals providing services to clients. Focus is on the design, development, and evaluation of therapeutic recreation services. Material is organized around two models: the Leisure Ability Model, and the Therapeutic Recreation Accountability Model. Assumes knowledge of disabilities, service settings, the profession, and basic intervention techniques, as well as professional issues such as credentialing. New additions to this edition include chapters on theoretical and philosophical foundations, activity selection for intervention purposes, and treatment and diagnostic protocols. Stumbo is affiliated with Illinois State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205265206
  • Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/2/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Table of Contents

All chapters conclude with "Summary."

1. Introduction.
Services Based on Client Needs.
Benefits of Leisure.
The Concept of Leisure Lifestyle.
Rationale for Therapeutic Recreation Services.
Concepts Related to Leisure Behavior.
Description of Components of Leisure Ability Model.
Clients of Therapeutic Recreation Services.
Therapeutic Recreation Service Settings.
Examples of Leisure Ability Model in Practice.
Leisure Ability as a Holistic Approach.
Leisure Ability as an Outcome.

2. Leisure Ability Model.
A Client Oriented Approach.
Program Focus on a Single Area of Purpose.
A Word about the Term "Treatment."
Functional Intervention as a Component of Therapeutic Recreation Service.
Leisure Education as a Component of Therapeutic Recreation Service.
Recreation Participation as a Component of Therapeutic Recreation Service.

3. Therapeutic Recreation Accountability Model.
Accountability for Therapeutic Recreation Service Provision.
Systems Design and Therapeutic Recreation Intervention.
The Therapeutic Recreation Accountability Model.
Advantages of the Therapeutic Recreation Accountability Model.
Components of the Therapeutic Recreation Accountability Model.
Key Points to the Accountability Model.

4. Comprehensive Program Design.
Client Needs.
Benefits of Comprehensive and Specific Program Design.
Therapeutic Recreation Comprehensive Program Planning Model.
Other Comprehensive Program Documentation Issues.

5. Specific Program Design.
The Program Plan.
The ImplementationPlan.

6. Activity Analysis.
Benefits of Activity Analysis.
Overview of Activity Analysis.
Principles of Activity Analysis.
The Activity Analysis Rating Form.
Using the Activity Analysis Rating Form.
Activity Selection Factors.
Activity Modification.

7. Activity Selection and Implementation.
Client Outcomes.
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Competencies.
Factors Influencing Selection of Activities.
Examples of Activity Selection.
Activity Resources.

8. Treatment and Diagnostic Protocols.
Need for Standardization of Practice.
Intervention/Treatment Protocols.
Diagnostic Protocols.
Relationship of Protocols to Program Design, Client Assessment, and Client Outcomes.
Trends in TR Protocol Development.

9. Client Assessment.
Definition of Client Assessment.
Principles of Therapeutic Recreation Client Assessment.
Relationship between Client Assessment and Program Placement.
Assessment as a Measurement Tool.
Client Assessment as a Systematic Process.
The Assessment Planning Process.
The Assessment Implementation Process.
Issues Surrounding Client Assessment.
Thoughts about Activity Interest Inventories.
Examples of Commercial Therapeutic Recreation Assessments.

10. Client Documentation.
Types of Documentation.
Rationale for Quality Documentation.
Basic Types of Client Documentation.
Principles of Quality Client Documentation.
Common Methods of Charting.
Treatment Plans.
Progress Notes.
Discharge and Referral Summaries.
Incident Reports.
Computer Use in Therapeutic Recreation.

11. Program and Client Evaluation.
Evaluation as a Management Tool.
Definition of Evaluation.
A Generic Evaluation Design Model.
Client Evaluation.
Specific Program Evaluation.
Comprehensive Program Evaluation.
Efficacy Research.

12. Accountability: Challenge for the Future.
Useful Resources.
Related Internet Sites.

Appendix: Relaxation: A Program System.


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