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                       Recreation Therapists of Indiana 
WELCOME TO RTI!
Founded in 1993, Recreation Therapists of Indiana, Inc. (RTI) is a professional organization representing approximately 200 recreational therapists throughout the state of Indiana. RTI is a chapter affiliate of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) which is the largest national association of recreational therapists. RTI is the third largest ATRA chapter affiliate. 

What is Recreational Therapy?

Recreational Therapy services are goal directed interventions that utilize various treatment modalities to promote the independent physical, cognitive, emotional and social functioning of persons disabled as a result of injury or illness, by enhancing current skills and facilitating the establishment of new skills for daily living and community functioning. Targeted recreational therapy interventions assist individuals in coping with the stress of illness and disability and prepare them for managing their disability so they may achieve and maintain optimal levels of independence, productivity, and well being. Depending upon the specific needs of the individual client, quality recreation therapy services may include the provision of recreational opportunity and physical activity (e.g. wheelchair sports, exercise and swimming programs) which allow individuals with disabilities mechanisms to prevent declines in physical, cognitive, social, and emotional health status, and therefore reduce the need for medical services (ATRA).

For more information about Recreational Therapy, visit the ATRA website at:

GREAT NEWS!


We are thrilled to recognize Bryan McCormick for receiving the Distinguished Fellow Award from ATRA! This is the highest recognition award given by ATRA. The award recognizes exceptional accomplishments within the field of RT/TR and is not given each year unless all designated criteria are met. Congratulations, Bryan, for being the recipient of this prestigious award!  

We are pleased to announce that the RTI Annual Conference will be held on November 13 & 14, 2014 at the Brown County Inn located in Nashville, IN. Early registration will be offered soon.


What's new!

RTI Annual Conference  Brown County Inn, Nashville, IN

Brown County Inn

 November 13 & 14, 2014

  Below is the link for our current program.  Sessions are still pending CEU approval from ATRA.

2014 RTI Annual Conference Program REVISED.docx


Who is a qualified provider of Recreational Therapy services?


An individual who is a graduate of a baccalaureate degree program with a specialization in therapeutic recreation, that includes completion of an internship; and has demonstrated competence to practice as a therapeutic recreation specialist. The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) provides national certification. Many employers insist on hiring individuals with the professional certification designation, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). A few states regulate this profession through licensure, certification or regulation of titles.

Learn more about certification standards and credentialing in the field of Recreational Therapy


http://www.nctrc.org




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