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recreation therapy

According to the American Therapeutic Recreation Association this modality includes both recreation and treatment services provided to "persons with illnesses or disabling conditions." They distinguish between "Treatment Services, which are often referred to as Recreational Therapy" whose purposes "are to restore, remediate or rehabilitate in order to improve functioning and independence as well as reduce or eliminate the effects of illness or disability" and "Recreational Services" whose purposes "are to provide recreation resources and opportunities in order to improve health and well being."