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.
*NEW* 2024 summer camps and programs in the community are open for registration as early as Feb 10, and spots fill up fast! Get the details
New to Recreation Therapy? A few times a year, we offer virtual introduction workshops for parents and caregivers. Our next workshop is on January 15, 2024.
Referrals for service include clients who are unable to access community recreation programs and present with:
Referrals are accessed through an internal referral process initiated by clinicians on an ErinoakKids client’s service team.
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:
Click or tap the button below for the comprehensive list of programs for the winter season!