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Success Makers Are Recreation Therapists

For individuals collecting CEUS, SMART CEUs Hub offers 100% access to the entire course library which includes any new additions throughout the year. Membership to SMART CEUsHub is all inclusive, which means no additional costs or fees or additional requirements are needed.

Cost for a 1-year membership is $99

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Our Mission:

"To provide quality, affordable, and relevant continuing education courses that will equip Recreational Therapists in the workplace."

Our Vision:

"To provide a venue for Recreational Therapists to teach other Recreational Therapists while earning extra cash on the side. This is done through our 'SMART Instructor' program."

Changes to NCTRC Standards

The NCTRC Standards are continuously reviewed and updated to facilitate the credentialing process and to remain current. NCTRC routinely notifies all CTRSs and educators regarding specific changes to the NCTRC Standards through email announcements and newsletter postings. The following changes to the NCTRC Certification Standards have been approved by the Board of Directors for entry level professional eligibility. 2022 CONTENT COURSE CHANGE – INCREASE IN THERAPEUTIC RECREATION CONTENT COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Effective January 1, 2022, the standard pertaining to the required number of therapeutic recreation content courses will read as follows: Academic Path “A minimum of 18 semester or 24 quarter credit hours of RT/TR content coursework. A minimum of six (6) courses in RT/TR is required and each course must be a minimum of three (3) credit hours. Two (2) of the required RT/TR courses may be taught by the applicant as a full-time educator. Content specific RT/TR coursework is recommended as part of the NCTRC professional eligibility requirements. Specific course content in the following areas: a) Assessment; b) TR Process; and c) Advancement of the Profession is highly recommended but not required for eligibility.” Equivalency Path A & B “A minimum of 18 semester or 24 quarter credit hours of RT/TR content coursework. A minimum of six (6) courses in RT/TR is required and each course must be a minimum of three (3) credit hours. Two (2) of the required RT/TR courses may be taught by the applicant as a full-time educator. Content specific RT/TR coursework is recommended as part of the NCTRC professional eligibility requirements. Specific course content in the following areas: a) Assessment; b) TR Process; and c) Advancement of the Profession is highly recommended but not required for eligibility.”

For more information go to www.nctrc.org

Effects of therapeutic recreation on adults with Asd and id: a preliminary randomized control trial

D. Garcia-Villamisar, J. Dattilo & C. Muela

Abstract
Background The purpose of this research was to examine effects of a therapeutic recreation (TR) program designed to increase executive function (EF), social skills, adaptive behaviours and well-being of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID). Method A preliminary pre-test, post-test randomized control group experimental design was used to measure effects of a 40-week TR program designed to increase EF (TR-EF). The TR-EF used instructional electronically based games delivered during 200 1-h sessions (5/week). Results Participants (experimental group, n=19; wait-list group, n=18) were evaluated at baseline and 10months later. There was a positive and direct impact of the program on several EF and indirect effect on social skills, adaptive behaviour and personal well-being. Conclusions Findings provide support for inclusion of EF enrichment as a way to enhance effects of TR interventions for adults with ASD and ID. Preliminary results of this study can be considered in planning TR services in the future. In addition to TREF program primary effects on EF, there were indirect benefits on adaptive behaviours, personal well-being and social skills.
 

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jir.12320