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Revisiting the philosophical foundations for recreational therapy: An imperative for survival

Thomas K. Skalko, PhD, LRT, CTRS

Abstract


The establishment of a philosophical orientation for the field of recreational therapy has been a pressing issue for decades. The article addresses the historical foundations of the field and the evolution of the philosophical orientation debate. Contemporary social, health care, and legislative issues are addressed.

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recreational therapy, therapeutic recreation, philosophical positions

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2009.0002

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