Many of you may be wondering what is recreational therapy or therapeutic recreation? Can I even engage in this type of services, where can I find out more? The main reason you may have not heard about recreational therapy is that most services are delivered in house, which means you will have to be admitted into a hospital, senior home, or some type of a care agency.
Because recreational therapy is very similar to occupational therapy more and more practitioners are starting to realize there is room for private practice within this industry. Though this is still in the early stages some have taken the initiative to start their private practice. What is the big difference between recreational therapy and occupational therapy? Without giving you a boring and long explanation that major difference in comparison is there is more of an emphasis on recreation and leisure activities for recreational therapy and the intervention/program itself is majorly focused on the patient's interests and not the therapist's interests.