506 – Programming With Purpose
Nicole Derrig, Support Staff Manager, Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation
Development and adaptation of recreation programming, with a focus on specific objectives, is a key element of Therapeutic Recreation. Community recreation provides a unique and flexible opportunity for us to offer goal oriented programming. It is possible utilize the entire process, from registration to the last pick up, and find purpose within each step. If we do so, we are able to better guide participants toward achieving their goals. In this session, you will learn how to break down activities as well as the in-between moments and use them to promote purposeful engagement from your participants. We will also identify ways this can be achieved when you have large groups or are working alongside part time staff.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:
- Identify potential purposes of participation for the individuals you serve, and how to create goals from that information.
- Use or create the purposeful moments in your activities and find ways to propel participants toward growth opportunities in your current programming.