Activity Programming for the Activity and Recreation Leader
NCCAP approved 8.5 Hours
Program # 00031
Course Requirements : Take the provided pretest, read the book “More Than a Game : A New Focus on Senior Activity Services” by Brenda Corbett, CTRS and take the provided post test.
You may mail or fax your materials to DH Special Services. Once the materials are received and a passing grade is determined, your certificate will be mailed to you. If you are in need of the certificate sooner, a copy can be faxed to you and the original mailed.
Course Content: The reading will introduce the activity professional to the individualized concept of programming, based on need and interest of the elderly resident. A wide variety of activities will be discussed, including programs for the high and lower functioning resident. Specific programs to meet specific needs and interests will also be outlined and explained.
Topic areas discussed in the text:
The concept of Individualized Activities
Activities for the Lower Functioning Resident
Activities for the Higher Functioning Resident
Interest Based Groups
Sensory Based and Alzheimer’s Groups
Settings for Therapeutic Groups
Tools of the Trade
Course Content meets NCCAP Body of Knowledge Topic areas: 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21