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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

RT Videos

Here is a great email reminder from Dr. David Austin, FDRT:
A reminder that the Recreation Therapy Videos are available via streaming from the Indiana University Scholarworks at no cost. Just type in recreation therapy videos into your search box and they should come up. The address is:


What follows is a description and listing of the RTV videos:


A total of 23 instructional videos were produced by the Recreation Therapy Video (RTV) Project directed by Professor David R. Austin, Ph.D., CTRS, of Indiana University. The RTV Project was made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


Topics of the RTV videos range from an introduction to recreation therapy, provided by “To Serve a Purpose,” to developing such skills as engaging in therapeutic communications, making client observations, completing documentation, giving and receiving clinical supervision, and understanding models of practice. Three separate videos extensively cover the history of recreation therapy and another presents pioneers in recreation therapy.


The list of videos available are:


Adaptive equipment

Case studies

Clinical supervision

Computer use in therapeutic recreation

Documentation and behavioral observation

Effective listening

Feedback in learning and performance situations

History of therapeutic recreation parts I, II, III

Individual program planning

Interactions with people who have disabilities

Models of practice : health protection/health promotion model

Models of practice : leisure ability model

Nonverbal communication

Portraits of pioneers in therapeutic recreation

Professional ethics

Professionalism in therapeutic recreation

Quality of life

Safe transportation : safely transporting clients

Therapeutic communication

Therapeutic recreation history : the formative years

Therapeutic recreation history: the modern era

To serve a purpose

Transfer techniques


Hello all,


I am pleased to share the new issue from Journal of Leisure Research: Volume 47, Issue 1. In this issue, the article by Julie Son and Megan Janke “Contributions of Leisure-Based Selective Optimization with Compensation and Leisure Activity Expenditure to the Health of Adults with Arthritis“ has been selected as the free sample article. Please enjoy and pass along. You may access the article below.


Thank you!

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