Recreational Therapy Assessment

Recreational Therapy Assessment

by Thomas K. Skalko and Jerome Singleton

Published by: Human Kinetics, Inc.

192 pages, 8.50 x 11.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781492558255
  • Published: October 2019


  • eBook
  • ISBN: 9781492592259
  • Published: September 2019


The profession of recreational therapy relies on the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate the services offered to clients. Determining what those services will be requires a complex assessment process in which therapeutic recreation specialists, recreational therapists, and other rehabilitation professionals integrate client assessment with the classification from the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). Recreational Therapy Assessment is an evidence-based guide that illustrates best practices in performing those assessments in different settings so the needs of each client can be addressed.

Recreational Therapy Assessment provides direction on how to assess clients in order to determine their specific needs. The first book of its kind structured to facilitate program planning at an individualized level, readers will find assessment protocols for various consumer groups:
  • Older adults
  • Mental health consumers
  • Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • People with physical disabilities
  • Those from diverse cultural backgrounds
Of particular value to readers is understanding how the ICF classification system can aid and affirm assessment goals and outcomes, and how practitioners can better integrate their services with those of other members of an interdisciplinary team of providers. The chapters include practical examples, case studies, reflection questions, and learning activities to promote student understanding and assist in the assessment and classification process.

Conducting effective consumer assessments is a vital skill for both current and future professionals in the field of recreational therapy. Recreational Therapy Assessment will prepare readers to perform those assessments to help them plan and implement customized services for a range of clients.