Case Studies in Therapeutic Recreation, Second Edition eBook

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Copyright Date Ed: 2024

eBook -: license for 365 days

Edition: 2nd

ISBN NoDashes: 9781962710121

Other formats: print

Pages: 181

Primary Author(s): Rachel E Smith and Sherri Hildebrand

Case Studies in Therapeutic Recreation, second edition, is a relatable, easy-to-read text that explains theory and provides opportunities to practice skills needed to become a successful recreational therapist. These opportunities include reflective questions and case study analyses. By engaging in these activities, you’ll be able to apply the theoretical knowledge to real-life scenarios, enhancing your problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
The text focuses on problem-based learning using case studies that are directly relevant to the disabilities, diseases, and conditions often seen in recreation therapy practice. Each case tells the story of a person living with a medical condition or disability, making the learning experience more engaging and interesting. Details are provided about how a recreational therapist might encounter working with or for an individual, giving you a realistic understanding of the field. In addition, pertinent questions guide the reader toward greater knowledge and application of the planning phase of the therapeutic recreation process. Over 60 different case studies set in a variety of therapeutic recreation workplaces give ample opportunity for students to practice problem-solving skills.
The second edition of Case Studies in Therapeutic Recreation is your guide to mastering the DENT and Rehab-CYCLE Problem-Solving Models. These models are not just theoretical concepts but practical tools that you can confidently use in your research and evaluation process. By incorporating these models into your practice, you’ll be able to provide evidence-based solutions aligning with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) and the principles of therapeutic recreation.

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 Disease 


Amputation: Upper Extremity 

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 

Autism Spectrum Disorder Case I 

Autism Spectrum Disorder Case II 

Bipolar Disorder 


Borderline Personality Disorder 

Bronchial Asthma 


Celiac Disease 

Cerebral Palsy Case I 

Cerebral Palsy Case II 

Cerebral Vascular Accident 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Case I 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Case II 

Conduct Disorder 

Congestive Heart Failure 


Cystic Fibrosis 

Diabetes Mellitus: Type I 

Diabetes Mellistus: Type II 

Down Syndrome 

Eating Disorder: Anorexia Nervosa 

Eating Disorder: Bulimia Nervosa 


Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 


Fragile X Syndrome 

Gambling Disorder 

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Case I 

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Case II 

Guillain Barre Syndrome 

Hearing Impairment 


Major Depressive Disorder Case I 

Major Depressive Disorder Case II 

Meniere’s Disease 

Multiple Sclerosis 

Muscular Dystrophy 


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 

Oppositional Defiant Disorder 



Panic Disorder 

Parkinson’s Disease 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Case I 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Case II 

Rheumatoid Arthritis 

Schizoaffective Disorder 


Spina Bifida 

Spinal Cord Injury 

Substance Use Disorder: Alcohol 

Total Joint Replacement: Hip 

Total Joint Replacement: Knee 

Traumatic Brain Injury 

Vascular Dementia 

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 

Appendix F: Management Cases 


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