Mandate Recreational Therapy

Recreational Therapy (RT), although a cost-effective covered service in

>IEPs, is under utilized in the school system due to ignorance of its


>of practice. RTs are nationally certified/licensed health professionals


>provide services aimed at the successful integration of individuals into

>the community. Because of this ignorance, RT is under prescribed within


>school system, schools do not regularly employ RTs, and parents of


>with disabilities don't know to ask for this service. This needs to


>Mandate that RT be a regularly "considered" therapy in the development


>all IEPs to increase access to this vital service.



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Idea No. 395