Client Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation Services

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-89213-232-1

Author(s): Norma J. Stumbo

Copyright year: 2002

Client Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation Services fills a gap in the therapeutic recreation literature concerning client assessment. It educates the reader about the importance of client assessment; how assessment relates to treatment planning and programming; and ways to improve the process of data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting. Client assessment plays an important role in the placement of clients into therapeutic recreation programs appropriate to meet their needs.

In addition to academic experience, the author has professional work experience in physical medicine and rehabilitation, long-term care, at-risk youth, independent living, and a women’s prison. She has presented over 400 research and educational sessions and scores of keynotes at state, national, and international conferences and conventions, and has received awards at international, national, regional, and local levels.

Client Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation Services intends to improve the competence of new and continuing professionals in therapeutic recreation assessment.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Client Assessment

Chapter 2: Measurement Characteristics of Client Assessment

Chapter 3: Therapeutic Recreation Program Considerations

Chapter 4: The Assessment Process

Chapter 5: Selection of Assessment Instruments and Procedures

Chapter 6: Critiquing a Commercial Assessment for Purchase

Chapter 7: Developing an Agency-Specific Assessment

Chapter 8: Interviewing as an Assessment Procedure

Chapter 9: Observation as an Assessment Procedure

Chapter 10: Assessment Barriers and Issues Student Exercises;

Appendix of Therapeutic Recreation Assessment Instruments

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