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Excerpts — Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation

A legacy of leisure at the Mayo Clinic

Year after year, the U.S. News and World Report, along with other publications, ranks the Mayo Clinic as one of the best hospitals in the United States (see Eisenman, 2014).

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Therapeutic recreation is a diverse profession

Therapeutic recreation has emerged from a dynamic and ever-evolving mix of perspectives, converging schools of thought, borrowed and original theories, and unique interventions and services.

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Who is the person with a disability?

Over the years, people with disabilities have been stereotyped as limited in potential. This generalization is based on a comparison of them with people who do not have the same characteristic.

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Therapeutic recreation professionals must build positive relationships with politicians

Success in politics for therapeutic recreation professionals hinges on the development of good relationships with local elected officials, state legislators, and members of Congress.

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