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Therapeutic fun is delighted to present Amber Knowles How To Play, a comprehensive Recreational Therapy program for children. This program combines sensory integration techniques, methods, and theories with components of social play and cognitive ability. The objective is to provide children with a program that both engages...

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Services

Therapeutic Fun Therapies

By shaping the components of intrinsic motivation and integrative play models combined with other innovative therapeutic approaches, clients are able to process sensations better. This leads to the ability to ultimately regulate more effective independent learning and behavioral modifications in the daily occurrences of their lives. Our sessions focus on finding the root of behaviors, limitations, and emotional responses within. Through these findings, therapist can create appropriate goals and treatment to find the most effective ways for individuals to overcome their obstacles.

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Home & Community Options

We can come to you! Your home can become a comfortable therapeutic environment for your child. The home setting, besides at times being more convenient, allows the therapist to target some of behaviors only witnessed at home. These sessions can also work on sibling interaction & play as well as family training.

Whether your local playground or weekly grocery store run, the therapist can help your child integrate. We can assist in using the playground equipment as a setting for improving gross motor skills or help with social interaction skills. Social outings do not have to be such a daunting task for families. The therapist can help create and execute a goal plan to make these outings less stressful for you and your child.

Clinic Based Treatment

The purpose of this service is to assess the client's needs followed by the development of functional daily life skills. Therapist combine the foundation of motor development and cognitive intervention skill sets in order to repair and enhance the ability to be successful in all walks of life. In addition, this service affords the opportunity to train other instructors and parents through hands-on coaching in effective teaching methods that can be used across environments, e.g. at home, in school, in community settings, etc.

School Shadowing

Does your child need some help integrating into the class? Do they require some adaptations to keep up with the schoolwork? School shadows help children adapt to their school settings as well as help them get their needs met during school hours so they are ready to participate and excel in the classroom. Services are offered to help your child in their school.

Stretch and Impact

The purpose of this service is to provide training and consultation to schools, agencies, and home programs. Sometimes clients are not able to travel to the office for services. There is the option for the therapist to travel to the family in order to implement an appropriate treatment plan for the client. In addition, video-conferencing is also an option offered to families to help facilitate and provide recommendations, observations, and limited intervention. Web-based video allows the supervising clinician to provide training and participate in team meetings when appropriate followed by implementation of effective strategies in real time for the client. The objective of this division is to provide assessment of the psychosocial needs of the individual as a whole. This will then lead to the development of effective therapeutic instructional programming.

What is Recreational Therapy?

Recreation therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, is a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions based upon the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions. The purpose of the RT process is to improve or maintain physical, cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual functioning in order to facilitate full participation in life. - ATRA

What Should You Expect from Your Recreational Therapist?

The Roles of a Recreational Therapist

Your recreational therapist can take any or all of these of these roles depending on your needs:

Recreational Therapy Outcomes

HEALTHPRONET

Improvement in Physical Health Status

Participation in various physical activities result in:

Improvement in Psychosocial Status

Individuals with disabilities who participated in various structured recreational and social activities achieved the following results:

Improvement in Cognitive Status

Individuals with disabilities who participated in various structured recreational therapy interventions achieved the following results:

Improvement in Life, Recreation and Community Activities

Individuals with disabilities who participated in various structured recreational therapy interventions achieved the following results: