Researchers have identified that involvement in recreation activities provides many benefits, some of which include increased physical fitness, increased self-confidence and increased social interaction. Research shows that productive and positive use of recreation time for someone with a disability is not only desirable, it is imperative. Attitude and activity strongly affect a person’s health and well-being. Involvement in positive and meaningful recreation activities assists with decreasing medical complications and the need for further medical intervention and /or hospitalization, and it is one of the best ways to adjust to lifestyle changes caused by a disability.
WHO IS APPROPRIATE?
Anyone who has acquired a disability and wishes to return to an active lifestyle. Please inquire via contact information below if you are interested in Recreation Therapy Outpatient Services.
Individuals are assessed to see what goals they have for themselves and what goals the Recreation Therapy Specialists finds appropriate for the individual. Once goals are agreed upon then individual sessions are set to work towards achieving these goals.
RECREATION THERAPY SERVICES
Leisure Counseling/Leisure Education Content Areas
• Laws and rights
• Meaning of wellness
• Benefits of recreation
• Problem solving techniques
• Community accessibility
• Transportation and Air travel
• Time management
• Community resources
• Stigma management
Leisure Skill Instruction Content Area
• Explore Recreation Interest
• Adaptive equipment
• Adaptive techniques
• Activity modifications
• Recreation Resources
All learned information is combined to assist an individual with the confidence and knowledge to return to their community. Individuals with the support and guidance of the Recreation Therapy Specialists, learn how to function more independently and practice skills within their community. External resources are used whenever needed to assist in achieving a goal. Through the assistance of Recreation Therapy services individuals gain the confidence and knowledge to become active members of their community.
Please click here to apply for an internship in Recreation Therapy at Shepherd Center. Please mail your complete application package to Kelly Edens’ attention at 2020 Peachtree Road NW; Atlanta, Georgia; 30309. Click on the following for more information on the internship program: Job description, guidelines and general information, areas of interest checklist, Rec Therapy services and Rec Therapy fact sheet.
For more information about Recreation Therapy services, call 404-350-7375. Shepherd Center; 2020 Peachtree Road NW; Atlanta, Georgia; 30309.