MAKING new FRIENDS is sometimes hard, but for children and adolescents that
struggle with conversation, social, or assertiveness skills, making friends is even harder. That is why recreation settings are ideal to foster friendships.
making friends is one of the primary GOALs OF recreation INCLUSION!
so how do we help a child develop friendship skills? By creating a team and working together! Who are the team members?
The child or teen
The recreation professional
The Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Behavior Management Strategies
Are you a parent of a child or adolescent with a disability? Do you have difficulty finding community programs that can meet your child's social needs?
are you an agency that provides community recreation programs, but need support with training or strategies to include children and adolescents to your program?
we offer a comprehensive therapeuticrecreation assessment with a Certified therapeutic recreation therapist (CTRS). The therapist will also assist in exploring community recreation programs in your community for your child, discuss person-readiness for programs, and develop an inclusion support plan .
Inclusion Support Plans
Individualized recreation plans
When the assessment is completed, the therapist will develop an Inclusion support plan and review it with the parent and the child/adult if helpful. the support plan includes:
A summary of the strengths of the client (person assessed)
Leisure interests and current skills
Strategies to support the client in the recreation setting (general or specific). the report can then be reviewed with the progrm leader by the parent or the CTRS at the clients program site.
we also develop individual recreation plans for clients to develop specific recreation goals.