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Case Studies in Therapeutic Recreation

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-889-8

Author(s): Sherri Hildebrand, Rachel E. Smith

Copyright year: 2017

Edition: 1st

Other Formats: eBook

pages: 128

Case Studies in Therapeutic Recreation is a relatable, easy-to-read text that explains theory and provides opportunities to practice skills needed to become a successful recreational therapist. It focuses on problem-based learning, using 30 case studies to describe disabilities, diseases, and conditions often seen in recreation therapy practice. Each case study tells the story of a person living with a medical condition or disability. The case studies provide details about how a recreational therapist might encounter working with or for an individual, giving ample opportunity for students to practice their problem-solving skills. Case Studies in Therapeutic Recreation also describes the DENT and Rehab-CYCLE problem-solving models. Readers will learn the basic skills needed to conduct research and evaluate their findings as they incorporate this knowledge into evidence-based practice. With inclusion of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) and evidence-based practice in therapeutic recreation, this textbook allows readers to put the information learned throughout their coursework into practice.

Both authors have gained CTRS certification and teach at the higher education level. This book is intended for therapeutic recreation students who have completed most or all of the therapeutic recreation coursework before embarking on the final fieldwork experience. They can also use it as an additional resource when preparing for the certification examination given by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. Therapeutic recreation faculty will also benefit from using Case Studies in Therapeutic Recreation in their coursework as in-class activities or as material for assignments. Practitioners will benefit from learning how to develop research questions, conduct evidence-based research, and practice applying the research to choose appropriate interventions.

Section I: Introduction

Problem-Based Learning

The DENT Problem-Solving Model

Evidence-Based Practice

Forming the PICO Question

Doing the Research

The International Classification of Functioning

Rehab-CYCLE Problem-Solving Model

Ethical Considerations


Section II: Diagnostic Case Studies

Introduction to the Case Studies

Alzheimer’s Dementia


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Bipolar Disorder


Borderline Personality Disorder


Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Vascular Accident

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Conduct Disorder

Congestive Heart Failure

Diabetes Mellitus

Eating Disorder



Gambling Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Guillain Barre Syndrome

Hearing Impairment

Intellectual Disability–Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Major Depressive Disorder

Meniere’s Disease

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder


Parkinson’s Disease

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Rheumatoid Arthritis


Spina Bifida

Spinal Cord Injury

Substance-Related Disorders: Alcohol

Total Joint Replacement

Traumatic Brain Injury

Visual Impairment



Appendix A: The DENT Problem-Solving Method

Appendix B:  PICO Practice Worksheet

Appendix C: Research Practice

Appendix D: The Rehabilitation Problem-Solving Form (RPS-Form)

Appendix E: Overview of the ICF

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