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Recreation Therapy 

The goal of Recreation Therapy is to assist children and youth with special needs to develop lifelong leisure skills and to promote specific skill acquisition (as identified by the family or therapist) while promoting community interaction.

Recreation Therapy is often delivered in specialized groups but can also occur in a one-on-one setting and can serve to enhance therapy goals of clients.

Recreation Therapy is a complementary service that supports the achievement of measurable goals identified by the client and his or her therapy team in order to enhance skill development. Recreation Therapy uses traditional-style recreation groups (e.g. yoga) to support achievement of the goals in individual therapy or in a group setting.

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Introduction to Recreation Therapy Workshop


Recreation Therapy Groups

Community Resources

Introduction to Recreation Therapy Workshop

New to Recreation Therapy? A few times a year, we offer virtual introduction workshops for parents and caregivers. Our next workshop is on November 9, 2023.

Virtual Introduction to Recreation Therapy Workshop For Parents/Caregivers

A toddler girl sits on the floor with an adult and catches a red ball rolling towards her


Referrals for service include clients who are unable to access community recreation programs and present with:

  • physical or developmental disabilities 
  • identified specific therapeutic goals 
  • adaptive equipment needs who require information about community recreation programs

Referrals are accessed through an internal referral process initiated by clinicians on an ErinoakKids client’s service team.

Recreation Therapy Groups

We have many Recreation Therapy programs that suit a variety of needs and interests and promote a healthy lifestyle and the development of social skills, so families can choose the program that is right for their child. Programs are delivered in groups including:

  • sports and active programs 
  • music 
  • drama 
  • creative arts

Click or tap the button below for the comprehensive list of programs for the fall/winter season!