This comprehensive book presents more information about disability groups andtherapeutic practice settings than any other book on the market. Drawing uponknowledge from professionals in the field of Therapeutic Recreation, this bookprovides up-to-date research findings, case studies, and material that enablereaders to gain a thorough understanding of therapeutic recreation service.
This textbook introduces therapeutic recreation, providing a glimpse at the current state of its theory and practice. Chapters discuss the organization and formation of the profession, the therapeutic recreation process, and its relation to psychiatry, corrections, and substance abuse treatment. The uses of therapeutic recreation for treatment of disabilities and diseases is also discussed, with chapters focusing on autism , mental retardation, severe multiple disabilities, neuromuscular disorders, cognitive rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, and HIV. Professional and management concerns are also addressed. Austin teaches at Indiana University-Bloomington. Crawford is affiliated with the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)