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What is recreation therapy?

What is Therapeutic Recreation?

According to the National Council Therapeutic Recreation Certification, “Recreational therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, is a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnessesand/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery, and well-being. 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.”

Who is qualified to be a Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist?

A Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)  has a Bachelor‘s Degree or its equivalent in recreational therapy and has completed a minimum of 560 hours of supervised clinical training. A certified CTRS has completed all requirements set forth by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification and passed the certification exam.  

Who can benefit from recreational therapy?

Is recreational therapy a covered service?

We currently offer recreational therapy to individuals who qualify under the CLASS program.