My Therapeutic Recreation Degree . . . PRICELE$$. Presented by Heather Limberg and Sara Grenzow. What is Therapeutic Recreation (TR)?.
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Presented by Heather Limberg and Sara Grenzow
-Jonathon Blake, Senior
-Andrew Buchberger, Senior
-Sara Grenzow, Graduate Student
-Heather Limberg, Senior
-Matt Hendricks, Graduate Student
-Christina Schulte, Senior
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17 year old female with a spinal cord injury, resulting in paraplegia
“ Before going on the trip, I did not know if I would be able to ski at all. Amazingly, I was able to ski just like any other beginner. I came back with many bumps and bruises, but also with a renewed sense of accomplishment, that I can do anything that I set my mind to.”
Bent, L., Johnson, K., Klaas, S., Rathsam, S., Schottler, J. Parks & Recreation, Apr2003, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p58, 5p.
Cedar Breaks Academy in Utah is a fully licensed Residential Treatment Center for Teenage Girls between the ages of 12 and 17 who are experiencing emotional or behavior problems within their homes, schools, or society. Their staff includes a
therapeutic recreation specialist.
Life Skills:This week Jeanie and the other level 4 girls chose to help at the animal shelter and participate in adopt a pet weekend. Jeanie helped organize this project and helped find homes for 8 dogs and 12 cats. She and the other girls were excited and happy with their days work. They were tired and hungry after 6 hours of helping with the animals. They finished up by going for hamburgers and milkshakes at Iceberg.
jessamin helder [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005
I have accepted a job offer at KidsPeace in Pennsylvania. I will be going to work at KidsPeace National Center with youth with behavioral/emotional needs. It’s a residential setting with a school, athletic centers, ropes course, and 300 acres. I will be able to lead small 1-2 day outdoor trips, be involved with equine assisted therapy, adventure therapy/experiential education, and create a Therapeutic Recreation program for 16 youth.
From: Kelly Keskimaki [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 9:13 AMSubject: New Job
I wanted to tell you about my new job! I absolutely love it! I am working at St. Ann's Center for Intergenerational Care in Milwaukee. I am helping the aquatic program get on it's feet. The place is a day care for adults and children of all abilities and is open to the public for rehab and the pool. I will eventually be splitting my time between aquatics and therapy, but right now I am just aquatics.
From: chad adams [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 12:52 PMSubject: New Job!
Hello there fellow Therapeutic Recreation Specialists!!
Just thought I would inform you of my new job. I'm currently working at a long-term care facility in Milwaukee, St. Johns on the Lake. The facility has switched from a medical model to a social/community model, more holistic and focusing much more on residents' needs and desires. I just started and already have developed some amazing relationships with the residents. Today, we had a singer/songwriter come in and play for the residents. Of course, you know me, I got the ladies to dance with me and the fellas to sing their hearts out.