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3 Types Of Recreational Therapy Services

3 Types Of Recreational Therapy Services

Recreational therapy will teach a child a variety of concepts that include aspects such as building relationships, how to exercise, the importance of well-balanced eating, and safety.

At Connections Therapy Center, we offer a wide range of recreational therapy services. We have a holistic approach to therapy, which involves steps to improve the overall health of a child. Recreational therapy will teach a child a variety of concepts that include aspects such as building relationships, how to exercise, the importance of well-balanced eating, and safety. Since we want every child to have fun, our recreational therapists work with each child to identify their specific interests. Here are three types of recreational therapy for children.

Nature Therapy

Children are naturally curious. Generally speaking, they aren’t afraid to go outside and get their hands dirty (literally). The nature therapy that we offer typically involves walking or hiking in a natural setting. Children who take part in nature therapy are accompanied by a therapist to guide them. Nature therapy can provide the following benefits to a child:

  • Increase self-awareness
  • Reduce self-awareness
  • Creates a better sense of belonging
  • Increase self-confidence

Recreational Art Therapy

Children are imaginative and creative. It is quite amazing what children can create if you provide them with some basic art supplies. Not only is art therapy fun, but it has been proven to benefit children both mentally and physically. Some of the benefits of art therapy include:

  • Increased self-awareness
  • Improved Social Skills
  • Improved Behavior
  • Increased social skills

Recreational Music Therapy

Music is something everyone can relate to in some way. There all sorts of ways a child can become involved with music. Whether it is trying a variety of instruments, singing along to songs, or playing music-related games, children can express themselves and have fun by participating in music therapy. Recreational music therapy can benefit a child in the following ways:

  • At Making Eye Contact
  • Better communication skills
  • Improve fine motor manipulation

The Connections Therapy Center

The Connections Therapy Center serves families of children and adolescents with disabilities and special needs. We are a team of experts in the fields of pediatric speech, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and behavioral sciences. As a team, we offer intensive hands-on therapy for children and adolescents, as well as informative and useful resources for families. If you are interested in learning more about what we can do to help your family, visit us online or give us a call at (202) 561-1110 (Washington, D.C. office) or (301) 577-4333 (Lanham office). Want to get more information on how to help your child thrive? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.

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Connections Therapy Center

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    Lanham, MD 20706
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    Washington, DC 20020
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Connections Therapy Center
4451 Parliament Place, Suite A Lanham, Maryland 20706
Phone: 301-577-4333