University of Utah

University of Utah had a booth at the 2016 ATRA conference in Chicago.

Dr. Sandra Negley was there! She was honored with the 2015 ATRA Distinguished Fellows award!

Dr. Negley gave me a pair of red “UV” eye protection sunglasses that say “Recreational Therapy” and University of Utah on them.

She said, “Your future is so bright you’ll need these glasses.”

I loved it! What a creative marketing idea.

I let Dr. Negley know that I had met one of her students at the conference.

Deborah “Debbie” Tysor (Doctorate student at University of Utah) had won the 2016 Peg Connolly Scholarship! Debbie was the room monitor for the pre-conference training session on Management.

Here is a link to the University of Utah: 

Temple University – RT Wise Owls!

Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) had a vendor booth at the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) conference in Chicago!

I picked up a neat flyer that advertises their RT Wise Owls.

It is a free database of information with evidenced-based research that is relevant to the scope of Recreational Therapy practice.

Here are the facts that the handout included:

  • 250+ research summaries related to RT practice
  • Explanation of the knowledge translation action cycle to help RTs learn how to conduct their own evidence-based practice literature review
  • Contains links to over 70 evidence-based practice search engines, webinars, and outcome measurements.

Danny Pettry: this is absolutely one of the best resources for recreational therapists out there.

You can follow RT Wise Owls email updates by going to their web-page and singing up for email updates:

NOTE: I didn’t see Heather Porter (Temple University), but I know she’ll be at the conference because she is presenting. I am going to attend her session. I did see her books at the Idyll Arbor vendor booth:

  • Recreational Therapy Basics, Techniques and Interventions
  • Recreational Therapy and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health
  • Recreational Therapy for Specific Diagnoses and Conditions.