Idyll Arbor had a booth at the 2016 ATRA conference in Chicago.
My undergraduate school, Marshall University (Huntington, West Virginia) didn’t have anything at the 2016 ATRA conference.
Marshall University did away with their degree in Therapeutic Recreation, a few years after I graduated in 2002. I was real lucky to get my degree before the closed their program.
Dr. Sandra Parker was my professor at Marshall University.
I was real happy to see her two books at the Idyll Arbor (see below)
Submitted by: David R. Austin, Ph.D., FDRT, FALS, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University
In no particular order, here are some things that I appreciate about the Internet. Having the ability to:
- Make RT courses and degree programs available online. The availability of online offerings for practitioners is a particularly meaningful advancement.
- Give practitioners the opportunity to keep up-to-date by taking webinars, such as those offered by ATRA.
- Offer practitioners opportunities to gain CEUs offered by providers such as Danny Pettry.com
- Gain daily online reports from the federal government on health care research.
- Exchange information with RT colleagues via the listserv RecreationalTherapynet
- Gain access to the latest published research in a wide array of scholarly journals including the American Journal of Recreation Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation Journal. (I especially like having access to Google Scholar as a means to locate and access articles.)
- Receive information (e.g., ATRA Newsletter) from our national and state professional associations.
- Check publishers (e.g., Sagamore Publishing, Idyll Arbor) websites for books available on recreational therapy.
- Publish and read recreational therapy blogs, such as the RT Blog at http://rt-blog.blogspot.com/
- Post and read RT information on social media, such as Facebook.
- Exchange information and ideas with colleagues using email.
- Give students, faculty, and RTs access to RT related videos, such as the Recreation Therapy Videos offered as a free service by the Indiana University Library’s Scholarworks.
- Offer free access to the Glossary of Recreation Therapy and Occupational Therapy through Indiana University’s Scholarworks.