Recreation Activity Resources

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Treatment Modalities

    • Individual and Group Program Development
      • Activity Analysis
      • Participant Analysis
    • Individual and Group Program Implementation
      • Facilitation
        • Desecalation
        • Motivation
        • Redirection
        • Individual and Group Evaluations
        • Leisure Education
        • Leisure Awareness
        • Knowledge of Adaptive Equipment
        • Special Events Planning
        • Adaptive Activities-Games, Arts and Crafts, Sports
        • Sensory Stimulation
          • Intergeration
        • Modalities
          • Art
          • Movement
          • Equine Therapy
          • Aquatic Therapy
          • Drama Therapy
          • Pet Therapy
        • Discharge Planning 

    Activity Analysis:  How It Works-$74.95

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    8 Contact Hours
    Pre Approval
    NCCAP 27188-18

    The Activity Analysis is a very important part of providing effective activities
    for your residents/clients. It is used to breakdown activities
    into components or domains that will help the Recreation Therapist/
    Activity Director understands what is required for the activity.
    Understanding the breakdown of an activity will help create an
    effective activity program and to better meet the needs of your
    residents. I have combined three different activity analysis formats
    to create one extremely effective format to help the Recreation
    Therapist/Activity Director understand how to evaluate activities.

     Objectives:

    • Understand the format of the activity analysis
    • Understand different types of activities and how they break down into specific components. 
    • Learning how to effectively use the activity analysis in your programming.

    Activities From All Angles-$74.95

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    8 Contact Hours
    Pre Approval
    NCCAP 30559-18  

    This workshop will present the participant with exciting recreation/activity
    ideas to improve any therapeutic recreation program/or activity professional’s
    calendar. The topics will include physical games, cognitive games, sensory
    stimulation, leisure education, musical, and themed events, activities that
    involve staff, clubs, and reminiscing activity ideas. This workshop will be
    jammed packed with recreation/activity ideas to implement into your
    recreation/activity programs.

    Objectives:

    • Understand the importance of having a variety of activities.
    • Understand different types of physical games, cognitive games, sensory stimulation, and themed parties, activities that involve staff, clubs, and reminiscing activity ideas. 
    • Understanding of how to adapt an activity.

    Activities and Ideas For Working With People With Dementia- $74.95

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    Instructor:  Gloria Hoffner BA, ADC, AC-BC

     

    8 Contact Hours
    Pre Approval
    NCCAP 31302-18

    The purpose of this course is to give therapeutic and activity
    professionals and their staff knowledge of dementia and real world activities
    and solutions to use with people with dementia. It will include descriptions
    of the condition, the latest research on dementia and projections of the
    impact on the population, hands-on activity ideas in music, visual arts,
    physical arts, and web sources for organizations that serve people with
    dementia.Purpose: To know the three most common kinds of dementia, to
    learn how to create activities designed to serve residents in the early, middle,
    and late stages of dementia and to instruct staff in the proper way to
    respond to residents with dementia.

    Objectives:

    • Students will know the three most common forms of dementia.
    • Students will be able to organize and carry out with people with dementia: a music program; a visual arts program and a physical arts program.
    • Students will be able to design activities for residents/patients/or clients with early onset, mid-level, and later stages of dementia.

    Aromatherapy Assistant- $37.95

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    4 Contact Hours
    Pre Approval
    NCCAP 26082-18

     

    The use of aromas in programming is an important sensory stimulation
    technique to use with residents in all settings, especially with residents
    who have Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease and/or bed bound. This session
    will provide the breakdown of various techniques for utilizing aromas in
    activities.

    Objectives:

    • Understanding and breaking down of aromatherapy and essential oils.
    • Providing various activity ideas that utilize aromatherapy.

    Livin Up Your Exercise Program- $58.95

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    6 Contact Hours
    Pre Approval
    NCCAP 28110-18

     

    Physical activities are important to maintain our senior’s health. One way
    to accomplish this is to implement a daily exercise/fitness regime into
    monthly activity calendar. This exercise program needs to be exciting and
    different, to keep your seniors interest. The course will give you exercise activity
    ideas as well as books and videos suggestions to make your exercise program
    exciting!

    Objectives:

    • Understand the importance of the exercise/fitness program.
    • Understand different types of exercise programs.
    • Learning about other sources for your exercise program using video and books

    The Morphing Of A Recreation Activity- $37.95

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    4 Contact Hours
    Pre Approval
    NCCAP 30561-18

     

    Balloon Volleyball always works but why not adapt it to make a new exciting
    game!!! It is an important skill for an Activity Professional or Therapeutic
    Recreation Specialist to learn how to effectively adapt activities. All activity ideas
    can be successfully modified to create new activities. So ask yourself these 8
    questions to help change up those tried and true activities and make some
    new out of something old!!!

    Objectives:

    • To explain the procedure on how to adapt activities.
    • To evaluate and determine ways to adapt various activities domains.

    Music And Memories- $37.95

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    Instructor:  Gloria Hoffner BA, ADC, AC-BC

     

    4  Contact Hours
    Pre Approval
    NCCAP 31162-18

    Music and Memories will explain the science behind why everyone
    remembers the songs from their childhood, how music can serve a community
    of different ages and cultures and will provide ideas for games and
    sing-a-longs to involve everyone in the creative arts.

    Objectives:

    • Give the reasons why a music program will benefit residents/or clients.
    • Know how to choose appropriate music for all residents/or clients.
    • Know fun ways to engage residents/or clients in music.
    • Be able to add several new music programs to their department offerings for residents/or clients.

    Science For Seniors- $74.95

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    Instructor:  Gloria Hoffner BA, ADC, AC-BC

     

    8 Contact Hours
    Pre Approval
    NCCAP 31141-18

    We are never too old to learn! Scientific research has proven that the healthy
    human brain continues to learn throughout our entire lifetime and that learning improves our brain health. This workshop will provide the Activity Director with the reason science should be a part of every department offerings, how to set up a program from idea to supplies to conclusion, and how to use every day materials for safe and inexpensive programs.

    Objectives:

    • To understand the benefit to residents of incorporating science into the activity calendar.
    • To be able to create, design and complete a year’s worth of monthly science programs.

    Science For Seniors II- $74.95

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    Instructor:  Gloria Hoffner BA, ADC, AC-BC

     

    8 Contact Hours
    Pre Approval
    NCCAP (Coming Soon!!!)

    This course continues and expands on Science For Seniors with additional topics, experiments and trivia to use each month of the year.   Upon completing this course the student will be able to create a safe, engaging science activity based on seasons and holidays to easily add to any monthly programming calendar.

    Objectives

    • Know the proven medical research on the benefits of educational activities.
    • Know how to use everyday household materials to present a one-hour science program.
    • Learn twelve new experiments.
    • Know the science behind 12 fun experiments.
    • Know how to resources for science program fun facts.

    Sensory Programs For People With Dementia-$58.95

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    Instructor:  Gloria Hoffner BA, ADC, AC-BC

    5 Contact Hours
    Pre Approval
    NCCAP (Coming Soon!!!)

    This course will provide science research proven ideas for engaging people with dementia in a range of activities through the five senses including cooking, music, art, movement, and touch.  All activities taught will be adaptable and for different levels of cognitive ability.

    Objectives:

    • Learn the science tested research of how many people with dementia respond to hearing, seeing, feeling, and tasting.
    • Know how to engage people with dementia in activities of daily living such as cooking and familiar objects.
    • Learn how to use the power of touch and pressure to help reduce anxiety in people with dementia.
    • Understand how much and changes in lighting can help reduce the effects of sundowning in people with dementia.

    The Development Of Protocols To Address Programming Issues-$74.95

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    Instructor:  Victoria K. Salter MA, TRS/TXC

     

    8 Contact Hours
    Pre Approval
    CTRAC 30002-18

    Without protocols, a practitioner has the tendency not to develop any system, which result in programming issues. Presenters will discuss the systematic approach to programming planning. Utilizing the systems approach, the practitioner will be able to assess the needs of their people they are serving, determine how to use the information from their assessments to develop the overall goal of their program. Once an overall goal is determined then the practitioner will learn how to develop, which protocols are needed to address issues or barriers that prevent accomplishing the overall goal.

    Objectives

    • Participants will learn the importance of assessment of the individual person to address any possible individual programming issues.
    • Will comprehend the understanding why the information about their assessment process is needed to determine the overall program goal.
    • Will be able to demonstrate the systems approach to programming.
    • Will be able to develop an overall goal of a program.
    • Will be able to develop protocols that will help to address programming issues.

    Therapeutic Activities For All Seasons-$74.95

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    8 Contact Hours
    Pre Approval
    NCCAP 30560-18

    People who reside in Long-Term Care Facilities come from a variety of
    background and carry with them an even wider range of recreational
    interests. In order to maintain the quality of life, the facility’s Recreation Therapist/or Activity Professional must be prepared to offer the client a wide variety of recreational and therapeutic activities.
    This workshop uses a hands-on approach to learning will provide
    the participants with at least forty new/or recycled ideas to enhance their
    programming skills.

     Objectives:

    • Explore/identify additional leisure outlets that can be adapted for any seasonal occasion.
    • Explore new leisure outlets/activities for groups and individual programs.
    • Demonstrate your awareness of exploring new leisure outlets through creativity.
    • Increase opportunities for cognitive functioning using a variety of activities as a therapeutic modality.
    • Update your activity library with new leisure challenges.

    Transport To Adventure- $58.95

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    Instructor:  Gloria Hoffner BA, ADC, AC-BC

    6 Contact Hours
    Pre Approval
    NCCAP 31281-18

    This course will instruct activity professionals how to design,
    set-up, do research and run a travel program as either one hour, a week
    long celebration or a monthly event. It will include the latest demographic
    data showing the reasons a program will benefit residents and staff, as
    well as ideas on food, photos, music, dance, games, trivia and fun facts.

    Objectives:

    • The student will know how to select a country for a travel program.
    • Where to find information about the country.
    • How to select music and foods from the country.
    • How to involve residents of different ages as well as staff members in an educational travel program