Therapeutic Recreation Program Design: Principles and Procedures (4th Edition)

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Therapeutic Recreation Program Design uses the most up-to-date information and powerful study tools to help students learn how to synthesize different elements of therapeutic recreation into one cohesive program. The Fourth Edition features comprehensive end-of-chapter materials-including practice tests, discussion questions, and activities-that provide students with an easy, accessible way to study the material. The book has been thoroughly updated to include the latest government/organization regulations, and more client examples have been woven through each chapter to give students practical illustrations of the theories presented in the text.

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This book is written for those preparing for the field of therapeutic recreation and for professionals providing services to clients. The approach focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of therapeutic recreation services. Therapeutic recreation is concerned with direct delivery of services to clients with disabilities, illnesses, or special needs.

This book addresses both areas (process and content) utilizing a comprehensive and integrated approach. This is the only truly comprehensive book in the field; it is considered the bible of therapeutic recreation. This exciting edition represents a total revision that new and past users alike will welcome and appreciate.

For new or experienced theraputic recreation professionals.

About the Author:

Norma Stumbo is a respected author and educator at the leading edge of the therapeutic recreation field, and has been the lead author on Therapeutic Recreation Program Design since the third edition. She boasts the highest name recognition in the world in the TR field. A prolific writer and researcher, Stumbo has received numerous awards throughout her career, such as the Presidential Citation from the National Therapeutic Recreation Society (2006), the Jorndt Outstanding Graduate Student/Faculty Mentor Award (Illinois State University, 2004), and the Outstanding University Researcher Award (Illinois State University, 1998). She taught for more than two decades at Illinois State University and is currently coordinating a National Science Foundation grant at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

                       

Carol Peterson is another universally-known name in the field of therapeutic recreation. She has spent over 20 years as a university faculty member in the discipline. Her text, Therapeutic Recreation Program Design, is considered the Bible of therapeutic recreation. She is a founding member of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association and was president of the National Therapeutic Recreation Society from 1980-81. She is the former Dean of the College of Human Performance and Development at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is now retired, but is actively engaged in professional development of current TR practitioners through workshops and presentations.

 

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