A Guide to Published Articles
in Recreational and Adjunctive Therapy

Subject List

1. Background

 1a. History
Articles related to the history of the profession (Recreational Therapy or an Adjunctive Therapy).

1b. Philosophy
Articles related to: the definition of Recreational Therapy/Adjunctive Therapies, basis for treatment in Recreational Therapy/ Adjunctive Therapy, and the differences between Therapeutic Recreation and Recreational Therapy.

1c. Psychological Applications
Articles related to psychodynamics, psychological theories, perceived control, self-concept, independence, social or psychological motivations.

2. Diagnostic Groups

2a. Chemical Dependency
Articles related to substance abuse, drug or alcohol abuse, dependence or addictions..

2b. Corrections
Articles related to prisons, jails, inmates and/or incarceration.

2c. Developmentally Disabled
Articles related to the developmentally disabled.

2d. Geriatrics
Articles related to long term care, nursing homes, elderly, aging, retirement.

2e. Juvenile Delinquency
Articles related to crime, "at risk" populations.

2f. Mental Retardation
Articles related to severe, profound, moderate and mild mental retardation.

2g. Multihandicapped
Articles related to  patients who may have more than one diagnosis (e.g., deaf and physically impaired).

2h. Physically Disabled
Articles related to physical rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, wheelchairs, amputees, mono, hemi, di, quad or paraplegics.

2i. Psychiatric
Articles related to emotionally disturbed, mental health, or any diagnosis in the DSM-III-R or DSM-IV.

2j. Severe Behavior Handicapped
Articles related to hyperactivity, behavior problems.

2k. Stroke
Articles related to a stroke/CVA.

2l. Traumatic Brain Injury
Articles related to traumatic brain injury or traumatic head injury.

2m. Underprivileged
Articles related to disadvantaged, poor, homeless.

2n. Cancer*
Articles related to treatment of cancer.

2o. Parkinson’s Disease*
Articles related to working with people who have Parkinson's disease

2p. Autism*
Articles related to working with people who have autism.

2q. ADHD*
Articles related to working with people who have ADHA

2r. Alzheimer’s/Dementia*
Articles related to working with people who have Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.

2s. Sensory Impairment*
Articles related to working with people who have sensory impairments.

2t. Child*
Articles related to working with children.

2u. Adolescent*
Articles related to working with adolescents.

2v. Adult*
Articles related to working with adults.

3. Assessment

3a. Treatment Assessment
General articles related to assessment and assessment tools that determine a functional level of a patient.

3b. Cognitive Assessment
Articles related to assessment and assessment tools that determine the cognitive skills of a patient.

3c. Social Assessment
Articles related to assessment and assessment tools that determine the social skills of a patient.

3d. Physical Assessment
Articles related to assessment and assessment tools that determine the physical skills of a patient.

3e. Emotional Assessment
Articles related to assessment and assessment tools that determine the behavioral/emotional status of a patient.

3f. Leisure Education Assessment
Articles related to assessment tools that determine a patients leisure: interests, resources, barriers, motivation, attitudes or awareness.

3g. Recreation Participation Assessment
Articles related to assessment tools that would indicate recreation lifestyles, independent leisure functioning, or how much a person would participate in recreation.

4. Planning the Program

4a. Standards of Practice
Articles related to standards for professionals in Recreational or Adjunctive Therapy.

4b. Treatment Programming
Articles that deal with programming that resulted in treatment outcomes/goals (Dance, Music, Art, Crafts, Pet, Play, Drama and Aquatics Therapy, Relaxation, Adventure Therapy, Therapeutic Games, Therapeutic Groups).

4c. Leisure Education Programming
Articles related to leisure education, leisure awareness, leisure counseling, leisure resource management, leisure skill development, leisure attitudes, leisure motivation.

4d. Recreation Participation Programming
Articles related to community recreation, activity, play or those that have no treatment or leisure education outcomes.

4e. Adaptive Programming
Articles related to adaptive equipment, adaptive games, or the special needs of patients relating to their physical environment.

5. Implementing the Program

5a. Intervention Techniques
Articles related to a general overview of programming interventions:

5b. Behavior Management
Articles about behavior management programming.

5c. Stress Management
Articles about stress management programming.

5d. Assertiveness Training
Articles about programming for assertiveness training.

5e. Remotivation
Articles about remotivation programming.

5f. Reality Orientation
Articles about programming for reality orientation.

5g. Values Clarification & Realization
Articles about programming for values clarification and realization.

5h. Cognitive Retraining
Articles about cognitive programming.

5i. Counseling Techniques
Articles about counseling.

5j. Sensory Stimulation
Articles about programming for sensory stimulation.

5k. Expressive Techniques
Articles about using expressive techniques in programming.

5l. Pet Assisted Therapy*
Articles about using pet assisted therapy.

5m. Fitness Therapy*
Articles about fitness therapy.

5n. Adventure Therapy*
Articles about adventure therapy.

5o. Aquatic Therapy*
Articles about aquatic therapy.

5p. Assistive Technology*
Articles about assistive technology.

5q. Humor and Play Therapy*
Articles about humor and play therapy.

5r. Therapeutic Sports*
Articles about therapeutic sports.

5s. Therapeutic Reminiscence*
Articles about therapeutic reminiscence.

6. Documentation, Organizing & Managing Services

6a. Documentation
Articles dealing with documentation of patients' progress or programs.

6b. Quality Assurance
Articles dealing with evaluation of programs, therapists, or quality of care.

6c. Administration
Articles related to third party reimbursement, leadership, budgeting, or consultation.

6d. Treatment Research
Articles that have statistics, scientific or treatment outcomes, for Recreational Therapy/Adjunctive Therapy research in general.

6e. Leisure Education Research
Articles related to comparisons between leisure education assessments, or outcomes of leisure education.

6f. Recreation Participation Research
Articles related to comparisons between various recreation activities or the developmental process of recreation programs.

7. Professional Issues

7a. Legislation
Articles related to public laws, advocacy, mainstreaming and integration, accessibility, inclusion, and legal issues.

7b. Professionalism
Articles related to the Recreational Therapy/Adjunctive Therapy profession, certification, accreditation, licensure, competence, standards of practice.

7c. Professional Associations
Articles related to ATRA, NRPA, NTRS or other Adjunctive Therapy associations.

7d. Ethics
Articles related to any ethical issues or addressing Recreational/Adjunctive Therapy Codes of Ethics.

7e. Educational Curricula
Articles related to accredited programs at universities, curricula standards, Bachelor or Master's degrees.

* topics added in 2006

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