SEAN J. WILSON
PEDIATRIC RECREATIONAL THERAPIST
Therapeutic Recreation is for children that thrive in a recreational activity environment or need work on specific areas such as bus training, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, self care or sensory processing. Sean will create a intervention around activities they love doing. Depending on the child's goals, activities can include sports, swimming, ice skating, arts and crafts, drama, music, physical activity and physical therapy. This is a great way to work on the child's, mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual health all while seeing improvements in functional abilities, independence, quality of life, anxiety and stress, decision making, control and self expression, improvement in developmental skills, increased social skills and peer interaction, learning adaptive techniques during recreation, improved strength, endurance and activity levels, increase functional play and leisure skills, explore and learn new leisure skills and increase knowledge of community accessibility.
Activity And Taks Analysis Assessment
Before starting a therapy intervention at Hauora Health their will be a initial assessment completed to determines which activity would best suit the child's goals. Through the assessment we try to determine what the child needs improvement in and what activity would best suit the individual. The activity will be then broken down in to multiple steps to make the activity more achievable and sustainable for the child. These activities can be taken place at the clinic, the child's house or in the community. As a recreational therapist we often use recreational and leisure activities for the interventions, this way the child is able to sustain the activity in the home environment due to enjoy-ability, cost and accessibility. Activities can include exercise, baking, crafts, art, transit training, aquatics, ice skating, sports, hiking and more.
Health Background (blood pressure, height etc..)
Difference Between a Recreational Therapy and Occupational Therapy.
Recreational therapist are very similar to occupational therapist except a majority of their interventions are based around leisure and recreational activities and have a large focus on spiritual, mental, physical, social and emotional health. Recreational Therapist typically work in hospitals with a large group of patients, one-to-one practice is gaining more popularity in the recreational therapy industry.
Play And SOcial Skills
Socializing and participating in activities are important for children to learn new skills. Exposing children in the community to larger groups gives the child the opportunity to interact with other children.
Gross Motor SKills
Is your child having difficulty doing large movements like riding a bike, ice skating, poor ball skills or being clumsy. RT can help to improve coordination, muscular strength & endurance to improve upon these skills.
Sensory processing disorder. Do you find your child covering his ears a lot, banging things really loud or making loud noises. Hauora Health can help improve these areas.
Self Care SKills
Does your child have trouble grooming him self, toileting or dressing them selves. We recreational therapist are specialist in these areas.
Improving your overall child's physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health through exercise based interventions and activities like ice skating, swimming, basketball, painting, crafts and physical therapy at the clinic. Exercise therapy helps improve the child's muscle tone, muscular strength, coordination and balance
Fine Motor Skills
These are the skills that make every day life easier such as putting socks on, hand writing, opening doors and brushing teeth. Recreational therapist can help improve your child in these areas.