The Florida International University RT Program Inclusive Recreation Services study abroad course will be offered during the 2016 Summer A session. The course is LEI 3707 for undergraduate students and LEI 5907 for graduate students and will include a total of 6 credits. The course was identified as one of the best new study abroad courses offered during its year and has been covered twice in the FIU News. The last article can be found here: Students Become Advocates for the Disabled in Europe. It is offered through the recreational therapy program but is open to all majors. An information session is planned for Wednesday, November 18th at 6:00 in ZEB 233. All students are welcome to attend. Please find the attached flyer for more information about the course. For more information, please visit: rtprogram.com or our study abroad page. Please RSVP and/or direct and questions to Dr. Alexis McKenney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RTs offer clients an array of programs aimed at improving functional abilities; however, what often gets lost in the discussions are the many things RT do that make all the difference in the quality of life of each of their clients. Here is another amazing example of an RT providing more than just your standard therapy services. She helped organize a wedding in the hospital! Yet, another example of why everyone who should be receiving RT services and are not should ask, Where is my recreational therapy?!
Because others are starting to learn more about the amazing career opportunities in recreational therapy. To learn more about this fantastic profession, see what Monster.com has to say about it here.
at last week's Gulf Coast RT conference. Do you proudly tell people, "I am a Recreational Therapist!"?
An academic advisor at Florida International University has created this fantastic Pinterest page on recreational therapy. Check it out!
Although RT really belongs at #1, it is great to see such wonderful recognition, again, be given to the profession. To read the article, visit this link: http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careerandeducation/the-20-college-majors-that-lead-to-the-most-satisfying-careers/ss-BBg2JLl#image=21
According to Forbes, the answer is, "no." In fact, compared to all other professions, recreational therapy has the least likely chance of being rendered unnecessary because of technology. Not that we ever thought that would be the case, but it's good to know nonetheless. To read more about why Recreational Therapy, among other professions, will always be necessary, click here.
The perfect break or lunch time reading.
"Recreational therapy also provides patients a metaphor for their mental health treatment, he said. The act of creating something out of nothing but dirt and water takes time, takes small failures and setbacks, takes patience and making connections, Forson said. All of that can be a metaphor for the path toward recovery from a severe mental illness, and it often helps patients understand that path and why they can't recover immediately."