Pediatric Recreational Therapy

The Best of All Worlds

Our recreational therapists will utilize play, recreation and leisure  activities to improve the physical, cognitive and social/emotional  abilities of infants, toddlers, children, adolescents and teens - young adults. The primary purpose of their treatment is to identify, improve and/or enhance the functional abilities and independence of the children  through leisure and play as well as reduce or eliminate the effects of illness or disability.   


Recreational Therapist’s also address community integration where children will be placed in situations that will challenge their skills acquired during therapy and apply them in practical real-life settings. Our specialized services will be integrated into our in-house sports and arts programs and will also include animal assisted therapy, aquatic therapy, special events and community-adapted recreation programs.

Our recreational therapists will preform evaluations on each child to help identify your child's strengths, as well as the types of supports needed for successful inclusion in activities, develop goals and create a plan for improving skills through participation in our programs that will include: 

  • Improving self esteem
  • Creating opportunities for participants to turn possibilities into possible accomplished tasks
  • Decreasing anxiety/stress
  • Fostering feelings of usefulness/purposefulness
  • Having a stake in creating one’s own environment
  • Decreasing depression
  • Providing freedom imagination, independent thinking, choice/decision making
  • Developing learning skills for independent leisure pursuits
  • Decreasing isolative behavior in withdrawn children

Therapeutic recreation activities offered at JRCF centers will include

  • Arts and crafts
  • Active games
  • Community outings/integration
  • Cognitive games
  • Dance programs
  • Gardening/horticulture
  • Gentle exercise/movement
  • Musical groups
  • Sensory activities
  • Special events
  • Yoga
  • Fitness / nutrition
  • Swimming / Aquatic Therapy
  • Hippo Therapy
  • Pet Therapy

CTRSs will plan and utilize our in house sports and arts programs in implementing leisure activities and plan field trips to help improve the functional skills of the children. 

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