Chapter 1. The Complexities of Assessment and RT Service Delivery
Chapter 2. Principles of Assessment
Chapter 3. Understanding the International Classification for Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) and Consumer Assessment
Chapter 4. Documentation of Health Outcomes in Recreational Therapy
Chapter 5. Assessment and Aging: Considerations and Recommendations for Recreational Therapy
Chapter 6. Assessment and Behavioral Health
Chapter 7. Assessment of Outcomes in Physical Disability: Considerations and Recommendations for Recreational Therapy
Chapter 8. Recreational Therapy Assessment and Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities
Chapter 9. Assessing Clients With Diverse Cultural Backgrounds
Chapter 10. Final Reflections
TThe 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.
Undergraduate text for recreational therapy courses focused on assessment techniques; reference for therapeutic recreation specialists, recreational therapists, and other allied health professionals such as physical and occupational therapists.