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ADAPTING ACTIVITIES

Identifying and reducing an individualís barrier(s) to leisure pursuits is one of the most unique responsibilities of activity professionals and recreational therapists and an area of great importance in the revised CMS Activities Guidance to Surveyors. Often times, we have to adapt/alter activities or the situation to make the activities more accessible to people who have limitations in skill due to physical, cognitive or social impairments. There are many benefits to adapting activities which include

  • Decrease barriers to leisure pursuits
  • Accommodate residents needs and interests
  • Teach new skills
  • Meet the individual needs of residents
  • Promote quality of life
  • Maintain or increase functional status
  • Decrease learned-helplessness


There are also various ways in which a recreational therapist or activity professional may adapt activities. 
Such methods include:

  • Changing the rules of the activity
  • Utilizing cues and prompts
  • Changing the environment
  • Task sequencing
  • Utilization of adaptive devices and equipment

 

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