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It’s important for those with various developmental or learning challenges to be engaged appropriately and stimulated with interests based on their needs, abilities and strengths. Goal driven recreation programming can promote inclusion and social relationships, while focusing on personal independence, community participation, life enrichment and enjoyment.
Individualized recreation therapy services can contribute positively to the mental, physical, social and emotional development. Thus, enhancing the quality of life for any individual with a developmental or learning challenges.
One to One Respite: http://recrespite.com/services/11-therapeutic-recreation/
Group Programs: www.recrespite.com/community
Recreational Respite now offers inclusive small group therapeutic recreation programming: hourly, half day and full day programs. Recreational programs have been shown to benefit individuals (and their families) including peer support in a similarly-abled social group, maintenance of existing skills and the opportunity to explore new and stimulating activities.
Benefits of therapeutic recreation programming:
- Increase stimulation and focus, thus reduce challenging behaviours
- Develop healthy attitudes, behaviours and self-esteem
- Develop abilities that promote independence, structure and life skills