Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation / Edition 1 available in Other Format
Through Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation, students will be able to achieve these objectives:
-Gain a 21st-century vision of the profession provided by leading thinkers in the field
-Learn the attributes and skills they need in order to thrive in various career paths in the profession
-Interact through the text, technology, and media responses to more thoroughly understand the field and profession
Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to the profession. The book draws on the combined wisdom, experience, and technical expertise of 23 professors and leaders in the field. From these contributors, readers gain access to diverse perceptions, philosophies, and practices for therapeutic recreation in the 21st century.
The book showcases how the profession addresses various clients' needs throughout the life span through therapeutic programs, modalities, and activities. It also
-presents a wide range of applications, allowing readers to explore their personal and professional options;
-provides insight into the basic knowledge, attributes, and skills students need in order to thrive in the field; and
-delineates career paths in the profession and how a therapeutic recreation specialist works with various populations.
Edited by Dr. Terry Robertson and Dr. Terry Long, Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation has a comprehensive vision. The contributors present the broad scope of therapeutic recreation as research and practice across a diverse demographic of clients and consumers. The contributing authors explore various perspectives on therapeutic recreation and present standards and certification information that prepare students for the profession.
Part I defines therapeutic recreation as a profession and provides an overview of its history and of the professional opportunities available. Part I also explores the profession's person-first philosophy and outlines the therapeutic recreation process as well as its models and modalities of practice and its allied professions.
Part II delves into trends and issues, looking at demographics, economics, politics, and legislation as they affect the profession. It details international issues and paradoxes and concludes with future perspectives.
Part III examines mechanisms for intervention from a number of perspectives, including orthopedic and neurological impairment, developmental disabilities, mental health, youth development, aging, and wellness.
Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation contains chapter discussion questions to expand students' learning as well as Outstanding Professionals and Client Portraits sections to help students gain insight into various career paths. The book is accompanied by an instructor guide, PowerPoint presentations, and a test package available via the text's Web site to support the classroom instruction and enhance learning.
The entire package gives students a solid grounding in the profession as it is today and a clear understanding of where the profession is headed tomorrow.
|Publisher:||Human Kinetics, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Terry Robertson, PhD, is an associate professor and department chair in the department of health, physical education, recreation, and dance at Northwest Missouri State University. He has worked in therapeutic recreation for over 30 years as a practitioner, consultant, and educator.
Dr. Robertson is a past president of the National Therapeutic Recreation Society, the regional independent living center, the Missouri Therapeutic Recreation Society, and the Nevada Therapeutic Recreation Society. He also served on the Utah Therapeutic Recreation Licensure for 6 years and was the director of CEUs for the Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation for over 20 years. Dr. Robertson is currently serving a 4-year, publicly elected term on his county's health board and has served on numerous other boards and in other leadership capacities for related organizations. He is currently serving locally on his county's organization for group homes. Dr. Robertson was also a codeveloper of the Case Histories section of the Therapeutic Recreation Journal. Currently known as Practice Perspectives, this section helps the profession examine individual and group interventions and contributes information on best practices, interventions, and treatment concerns to research literature.
Terry Long, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of health, physical education, recreation, and dance at Northwest Missouri State University, where he has coordinated the therapeutic recreation curriculum since 2000. He is also the director of the HPERD Abilities Laboratory. His specialty is applications of therapeutic recreation in the mental health realm, particularly in the area of behavior disorders. Dr. Long also has a master's degree in clinical psychology and worked with various mental health agencies and facilities over the past 10 years in both clinical and outdoor settings.
Dr. Long is an associate editor for Therapeutic Recreation Journal and an associate editor for SCHOLE. He is past president of the Missouri Therapeutic Recreation Society, at-large director for the National Therapeutic Recreation Society Board of Directors (2006-2008 term), and the board president for the independent living center serving the Northwest Region of Missouri. He is past president of the Missouri Park and Recreation Association Educators Section.
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction to Therapeutic RecreationChapter 1. Considering Therapeutic Recreation as Your Profession Terry Robertson, PhD, Northwest Missouri State University, and Terry Long, PhD, Northwest Missouri State UniversityWhat Is Therapeutic Recreation?A Diverse ProfessionChoosing a ProfessionSummary
Chapter 2. History of Therapeutic Recreation Rodney Dieser, PhD, University of Northern IowaImportance of HistoryOrigins of the Therapeutic Recreation Profession (Late 1700s—Mid-1900s)Philosophical Battles in Therapeutic Recreation (1945—1965)The Utopian Years of Therapeutic Recreation (1966—1984)The Fragmentation Years of Therapeutic Recreation (1985—Present)Summary
Chapter 3. Professional Opportunities in Therapeutic RecreationMichal Anne Lord, PhD, Texas Parks and Recreation SocietyCharacteristics of a ProfessionProfessional Preparation in Therapeutic RecreationProfessional OpportunitiesProfessional OrganizationsProfessional NetworkingSummary
Chapter 4. Person-First Philosophy in Therapeutic RecreationMary Ann Devine, EdD, CTRS, Kent State UniversityWho Is the Person With a Disability?Person-First PhilosophyUsing Person-First PhilosophyAttitudes Toward People With DisabilitiesService DeliverySummary
Chapter 5. Places, Models, and Modalities of PracticeRichard Williams, EdD, CTRS, East Carolina UniversitySettingsPractice ModelsTherapeutic Recreation Treatment ModalitiesSummary
Part II. Potential Areas of PracticeChapter 6. The Therapeutic Recreation ProcessTerry Long, PhD, Northwest Missouri State UniversityAssessmentPlanningImplementationEvaluationSummary
Chapter 7. Allied ProfessionsFrederick P. Green, PhD, University of Southern Mississippi, and Tanya E. McAdory, M.S., CTRS, CPRP, National Recreation and Park AssociationChild Life SpecialistArt TherapyMusic TherapyDieteticsKinesiotherapyAthletic TrainingNursingOccupational TherapyPhysical TherapyPsychiatryPsychologySocial WorkSpeech–Language Pathology and AudiologySummary
Chapter 8. Orthopedic and Neurological Impairment: From Rehabilitation to Community ReentryTerry Long, PhD, Northwest Missouri State University and Terry Robertson, PhD, Northwest Missouri State UniversityCommon Diagnostic Groups in RehabilitationCommon Therapeutic Recreation Modalities in RehabilitationBest Practice IssuesSummary
Chapter 9. Therapeutic Recreation and Developmental Disabilities Alice Foose, PhD, Northwest Missouri State University and Patricia Ardovino, PhD, CTRS, CPRP, University of Wisconsin at La CrosseWhat Are Developmental Disabilities?Practice SettingsIntellectual ImpairmentAutism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)Cerebral PalsySpina BifidaDuchene Muscular DystrophyBest PracticesOther Developmental DisabilitiesSummary
Chapter 10. Therapeutic Recreation and Mental HealthTerry Long, PhD, Northwest Missouri State UniversityComponents of a Healthy MindWhat Is a Mental Disorder?Role of Therapeutic Recreation in Treating Mental DisordersLevels of Care in Mental Health Diagnostic CategoriesTheoretical ConsiderationsMental Health and Secondary DisabilitiesCommon Therapeutic Recreation Modalities for Mental HealthSummary
Chapter 11. Youth Development and Therapeutic RecreationSydney L. Sklar, PhD, CTRS, University of St. Francis, and Cari E. Autry, PhD, CTRS, Arizona State UniversityAt-Risk YouthPurpose of Therapeutic Recreation in Positive Youth DevelopmentTheories That Guide Therapeutic Recreation Practice Scope of Therapeutic Recreation PracticeSettings and Opportunities for Therapeutic RecreationSpecial ConcernsIssues and Trends in Youth Development and Therapeutic RecreationSummary
Chapter 12. Aging and the Life SpanJudith E. Voelkl, PhD, CTRS, Clemson University, and Begum Aybar-Damali, MS, Clemson UniversityWhom Do We Work With?Theories of Successful AgingWhere Might We Work?Long-Term Care StrategiesSummary
Part III. Trends in Therapeutic RecreationChapter 13. Wellness Through Physical ActivitySheila Swann-Guerrero, CTRS, National Center on Physical Activity and Disability, and Chris Mackey, BS., CP, North Carolina Office on Disability and Health FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillWhom Do We Work With?Where Are Such Programs Provided?Defining Physical ActivityDisability and InactivityConsiderations for Using Physical Activity in Therapeutic RecreationBasics of Exercise and DisabilityComponents of ExerciseAccessibilityDisability-Specific RecommendationsSummary
Chapter 14. Demographics, Economics, Politics, and LegislationJohn McGovern, JD, CTRS, Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association, Northbrook, IllinoisIt's All About Relationships!Demographics of DisabilityEconomics of Disability and Therapeutic RecreationPolitics and Therapeutic RecreationThe Legislative Process and Therapeutic RecreationCurrent Legislation and Therapeutic Recreation Summary
Chapter 15. A Global Perspective of Therapeutic RecreationDavid Howard, PhD, CTRS, Indiana State University, Rodney Dieser, PhD, University of Northern Iowa, Heewon Yang, PhD, CTRS, Southern Illinois University, Shane Pegg, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, and Julie Lammel, PhD, Lock Haven UniversityWHO, the ICF, and Implications for Therapeutic RecreationConsidering Therapeutic Recreation in Other NationsTherapeutic Recreation in CanadaTherapeutic Recreation in South Korea Therapeutic Recreation in Australia Working as a CTRS in SwitzerlandSummary
Chapter 16. Paradoxes in Leisure Services and Therapeutic RecreationJesse Dixon, PhD, San Diego State UniversityThe Paradox of Confusing Leisure or Recreation With Achievement BehaviorThe Paradox of Applying the Terms Leisure and Recreation With People Who Demonstrate an InequityThe Paradox of Playful Assimilation Behavior and Adult Accommodation BehaviorThe Paradox of Similar Motivations in the Context of Leisure and the Context of AchievementThe Paradox of Promoting the Quality of Leisure and Serving the Bottom Line of a BudgetThe Paradox of Choice for Leisure and AchievementThe Paradox of Leisure as a Zero-Order BehaviorSummary
Chapter 17. Envisioning the Future: Therapeutic Recreation as a ProfessionTerry Robertson, PhD, Northwest Missouri State UniversityEmbracing Our HistoryEmergence of a Global SocietyThe Future of Therapeutic Recreation as a ProfessionFinding the Optimal PerspectiveSummary
Appendix A National Therapeutic Recreation Society Standards of Practice Appendix B American Therapeutic Recreation Association Standards of PracticeGlossaryReferencesIndexAbout the EditorsAbout the Contributors
Text for an introductory course for therapeutic recreation majors and minors.