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."
The Economist (January 18, 2014) recently rated recreational therapy as the least likely profession to be replaced by technological advancement and automation within the next two decades. To read the article visit The Economist.
A new page has been added to help you educate others about recreational therapy. It is well past time to get others to wonder why they are not receiving these important services. Don't you believe it is time for everyone to ask, Where is my recreational therapy?"Click here to learn more!!
Then we will put your information on this page. All you need to do is email a print ready university or college logo with the associated link that goes directly to your program, and you will be added to the "Find a School" link on the top menu of www.IAmARecreationalTherapist.com.
RTs know the value of playing games. Do you?
When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience -- and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.
Florida International University is accepting applications from students interested in receiving credit for learning about inclusion and accessibility in Italy and France. For more information, please visit this site. Course applications will be accepted from students attending other universities.
Just last week, Jimena Hills, CTRS, was featured on Univision Noticias where she spoke about RT and working with children with autism. It is fantastic to see RT being featured on networks seen outside of the United States.