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The American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) notes that recreational therapists usually need a bachelor's degree in recreational therapy or a related field such as recreation and leisure studies, and these programs typically include an internship component.
To determine the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of recreational therapists about the professional code of ethics (COE), the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) Ethics Committee conducted a survey in 2015 in which 269 individuals participated.
Linda L Buettner, PhD, LRT, CTRS, is Professor of Recreation Therapy and Gerontology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Co-coordinator of the Geriatric Treatment Network for the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.
* American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA), 601-450-2872 /
The American Therapeutic Recreation Association states the following in terms of a recreation therapist:
A group of expert American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) clinicians has developed an evidence-based practice guideline for recreational therapy for residents with dementia.
a treatment service designed to restore, remediate and rehabilitate a person's level of functioning and independence in life activities, to promote health and wellness as well as reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participation in life situations caused by an illness or disabling condition" (American Therapeutic Recreation Association, 2009, p.
Village Nursing Home has seen dramatic success in its project to enrich the abilities of staff interacting with residents with dementia--a project named "Pieces of the Puzzle." The project has two objectives: (1) truly empowering certified nursing assistants (CNAs) to support a person-centered care model; and (2) providing these empowered CNAs with the best therapeutic recreation tools, in accordance with the American Therapeutic Recreation Association's (ATRA) Dementia Guidelines.
American Therapeutic Recreation Association 2009 Annual Conference.
The authors went so far as to suggest that those who aligned with the now defunct National Therapeutic Recreation Society (NTRS) were less clinically oriented than those who aligned with the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA).
While the public policy process may seem daunting, there are tools and resources that can be used to help practitioners better understand the process such as School House Rock's video on "How a Bill becomes a Law." Additionally, professional associations, such as the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA), offer training and support, committees and a lobbyist who monitors relevant legislative actions (ATRA, 2016).
The American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) Annual in Therapeutic Recreation serves as one of the three outlets for the dissemination of research and information specific to the field of recreational therapy (RT).
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