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Recreation Services provide opportunities designed to assist and encourage children and youth clients to take advantage of individual or group activities directed towards promoting physical, cultural, and/or social development. These activities allow clients to explore their interests, exercise their skill sets and pursue personal development.
Therapeutic Recreation programs are designed for participants who: Are 10 – 18 years of age Are receiving services at Lansdowne Children’s Centre. Have a level of independence which allows safe supervision as well as maintaining self-directed participation at a 3 youth to 1 adult ratio Identify a personal interest in individual and/or TR program goals
Goals, Skills and Keywords
TR services focus on opportunities to: Strengthen skills necessary for participation Discover and build upon personal interests Increase social skills/opportunity Maximize independence Foster community involvement Following referral, the Recreation Therapist (RT) will complete a TR initial assessment with Guardian(s) to support choice of a program option that will offer the most benefit to the participant. Formal/informal assessments will be completed as appropriate to support program development as well as set and monitor goals. Programs are typically group sessions. 1:1 appointments are available after consultation. Group Programming Programs are in house or in the community dependent on the leisure pursuit During the school year programs are in evenings and occasional weekends During the summer there are 4 weeks of camp that are offered Individual Appointment 1:1 appointments with the RT to determine next steps in an individual pursuit Transition to community programming
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