Recreation Therapy and Children

Recreation therapy can assist children in learning to use activities to enhance their growth, development, and independence; and to make constructive use of their leisure time.

 

Conditions in Children That May Require Recreation Therapy

  • Leisure issues
  • Inability to participate in physical education
  • Poor peer relations
  • Poor fine or gross motor skills
  • Inability to complete tasks
  • Lack of self-confidence

 

Signs That a Child May Benefit From Recreation Therapy

  • Difficulty participating in physical activities
  • Poor or inappropriate use of free time (leisure time)
  • Poor peer relations (isolates him/or herself)
  • Poor self image
  • Lack of interest in hobbies, leisure, or social activities
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