John Dattilo - Author

John Dattilo is a professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management in the College of Health and Human Development at the Pennsylvania State University.

He teaches courses and authors textbooks associated with leisure education, therapeutic recreation facilitation techniques, and inclusive leisure.

Throughout his career, initially as a clinician and then as a researcher, Dattilo has worked to understand behaviors and perceptions of diverse individuals so that he and his colleagues might develop ways of assisting them to negotiate constraints to their leisure and find enjoyment and meaning in their lives.

Application of Behavior Analysis in Leisure Contexts

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This book was written as a self-paced program designed to help leaders, instructors, and students to understand participant behaviors and ways to engage in interactions that help contribute to participant and program success.

Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation, 3rd ed.

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This book was written to provide students and practitioners with detailed introductory information about facilitation techniques predominately used in therapeutic recreation empowering readers to begin using the techniques and providing them with a foundation on which to build additional skills associated with the techniques.

Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Leisure Services

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This book identifies ways to specifically include people with disabilities into leisure services by providing them with the support they need to be successful so that they experience leisure and flourish.

Inclusive Leisure Services, 5th ed.

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This book takes a strong social justice approach identifying various ways to include all community members into leisure services, especially those who encounter various forms of oppression.

Inclusive Leisure Services, 4th ed.

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Leisure Education Program Planning, 5th ed.

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This book presents a systematic and balanced model of leisure education designed to guide students and service providers in helping program participants learn ways to experience leisure and flourish.

Leisure Education Program Planning, 4th ed.

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