Client Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation Services
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