[NABS-L] Career questions

Nina Marranca ninam0814 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 16:42:13 UTC 2019

Hi. I am going to school to be a clinical psychologist, so recreational therapy is not something I personally want to get specialized in. however, from what I know, RT has many different fields, including sports/physical activities, music, art, and animal assisted interventions. I also believe it deals with either individuals or groups. An example I'm remembering from a psych class I took is grooming animals with dementia patients to increase muscle mobility and socialization.
I definitely think this is an amazing field to go into as a blind person, especially since the majority of activities have a tactile centered approach.
Music, animal activities, art, and other types of RT seem to be based off things done in every day life; they are just used in a more treatment oriented way. So, in short, as blind people, we already make accommodations for ourselves in these areas; it'd be very feasible to carry that over into the client patient relationship.
This was an awesome question, and I'll keep my rain open for anyone whose visually impaired in this field.

On 3/29/19, 17:43, "NABS-L on behalf of Sydney Steuernagel via NABS-L" <nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org on behalf of nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:

    Good evening
    I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the field of therapeutic recreation? Or if anyone knows anyone who is a visually impaired therapeutic recreation specialist? Here in the US. I’m interested in the field and I’m considering studying it but I would like to find someone who is visually impaired and practicing recreational therapist to ask some questions about adaptations and the like.
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