Recreational Therapy

Sunny Day Therapeutics provides an ever-growing list of recreation-based activities that  can be used as tools and interventions to help individuals meet their goals. Though we strive to put the fun in function, Recreation Therapy is not all fun and games. The  activities chosen for an individual’s treatment plan will be based not only on personal interests but on the measurable goals the individual is striving to meet. 

For example, playing a game such as Jenga under the supervision of a CTRS can  address fine-motor and eye-hand coordination (grasping the blocks and moving them to  another location), cognitive skills (following directions, reasoning, problem-solving,  concentration), and social skills (turn-taking, developing friendships, sportsmanship,  reading non-verbal cues). 

Cooking under the supervision of a CTRS can address sensory perception (smell and  taste), fine and gross motor skills (grasping utensils, mixing, etc.), cognitive skills  (following directions, measuring), emotional needs (alleviate depression), and basic life  skills. 

OFFERINGS

1:1 Sessions – you will meet with the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) you will work on goals outlined in your treatment plan after the initial assessment has been completed. 

Group Therapy – Sunny Days offer recreational group therapy led by our Recreational Therapist for various ages / groups / goals.  We offer “My Little Love & Me” Exercise group for the parent and child 5 and under to participate in together.  We also offer groups for our school aged individuals 6 through 17, and groups for our 18+ community.  Please check out of our calendar on our Home Page to determine which group best fits your needs and goals.

  • Board and Card Games
  • Sports
  • Cooking Classes
  • Crafts
  • Creative Writing and Journaling
  • Dance and Movement
  • Drama
    • Exercise and Fitness
    • Gardening
    • Leisure Education
    • Magic
    • Sensory Activities – aroma therapy, tactile activities, etc.
    • Storytelling
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