Recreational Therapists Recreational therapy is a clinical specialty that uses leisure activities as the modality to restore, remediate, or rehabilitate a patient's functional ability and level of independence and/or to reduce or eliminate the effects of illness and disability. Idyll Arbor was created in 1984 to provide resources for recreational therapists. Our most important resources are books and assessment tools. Our books include the most comprehensive information available on recreational therapy practice, the three volume set by Heather Porter: Recreational Therapy for Specific Diagnoses and Conditions; Recreational Therapy and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health; and Recreational Therapy Basics, Techniques, and Interventions. We also offer the most comprehensive information on assessment tools in Assessment Tools for Recreational Therapy and Related Fields, 4th Edition and Measurement for Leisure Services and Leisure Studies. Assessment Tools looks at tools for a health care practice. Measurement is designed to be used for analysis of programs and research in community recreation and other leisure settings. Other books recreational therapists should consider for their practice include Behavioral Health Protocols and Treatment Plans for Recreational Therapy, Second Edition and the Leisure Competence Measure. Our most popular assessment tools have been the CERT-Psych, Leisurescope Plus, and Teen Leisurescope Plus. Click here for a list of all of the resources for Recreational Therapists.
Activity Professionals Activity professionals provide meaningful and healthful activity for individuals, many of whom are seen in skilled nursing facilities, adult day programs, and assisted living. They do more than that, though, so the resources in this section are not limited to these locations. Our most popular books covering practice are Long Term Care for Activity Professionals, Social Services Professionals, and Recreational Therapists, Sixth Edition; Activities Keep Me Going & Going, Volume A, 2nd Ed; Documentation in a SNAP, Fourth Edition; and the MDS 3.0 Care Plan Cookbook for Preferences and Activities. For activities please consider Science for Seniors: Hands-On Learning Activities. For assessments, activity professionals should look at the MARRCC and the Leisure Assessment Inventory. Click here for a list of all of the resources for Activity Professionals.
Mental Health and Chemical Dependency and Addiction Counselors Our most important books for your clients are Expressive Writing: Words that Heal, which explains why expressive writing should be a part of almost every treatment plan, and The Solution: A Blueprint for Change and Happiness, which offers simple, but effective strategies for dealing with anxiety and depression. We have several books that cover other important mental health issues. They include Faces of Combat for issues related to PTSD and TBI in our military, Living Through Personal Crisis for dealing with grief and loss, When Food is Family: A Loving Approach to Heal Eating Disorders for dealing with the family dynamics of eating disorders, Mind on the Run: A Bipolar Chronicle for a look at how laws related to people with mental health issues need to be changed, and Video Games & Your Kids: How Parents Stay in Control for a look at how video games addictions can be controlled. Click here for a list of all of our resources.
Allied Therapists This section includes resources for aquatic therapists, physical therapists, art therapists, movement and dance therapists, and horticultural therapists. Be sure to look at Dr. Luis Vargas' books, Aquatic Therapy: Interventions and Applications and Diagnostic Aquatics Systems Integration Specialized Interventions and Ann Nathan's book, Therapy Techniques Using the Creative Arts. Click here for a list of all of the resources for Allied Therapists.
Consultants Idyll Arbor carries a variety of resources for health care consultants. This section contains many of our resources to help you as you consult.
InstructorsInstructors Whether you need textbooks or resources to enhance your teaching, click here to review all the resources we offer.
Our most important textbooks for recreational therapy are Recreational Therapy for Specific Diagnoses and Conditions; Recreational Therapy and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health; Recreational Therapy Basics, Techniques, and Interventions; and Assessment Tools for Recreational Therapy and Related Fields, 4th Edition. Other textbooks recreational therapy instructors should consider include Behavioral Health Protocols and Treatment Plans for Recreational Therapy, Second Edition; Therapy Techniques Using the Creative Arts; and Cultural Competence in Recreational Therapy.
For instructors of activity professionals, please consider Long Term Care for Activity Professionals, Social Services Professionals, and Recreational Therapists, Sixth Edition; Activities Keep Me Going & Going, Volume A, 2nd Ed; Activities Keep Me Going & Going, Volume B; Documentation in a SNAP, Fourth Edition; and The Professional Activity Manager and Consultant.