Social skills | self-esteem | daily living
Ages 6 weeks to 21 years
Our Recreational Therapy program focuses on the holistic health of our PPSN children. By using play, adaptive equipment, and toys during therapy sessions, our Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) focus on the children’s spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional healing. Before starting the PPSN program, children are given the General Recreation Screening (GRST) tool by a CTRS in order to determine the child’s best group fit. Once placed in a group, the child has the opportunity to work on 4 basic areas of need each day: Communication, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, and Life Skills. Each group follows a daily schedule that allows 1 hour 3 times a day to work towards meeting play goals within each of the 4 areas of need, and a daily Bible Study/worship time.
Play is the primary tool used to help each child achieve goals, reach developmental milestones, and reinforce what they are working on in their other therapies. CTRSs communicate often with the children’s therapists (PT, OT, ST, FT) and nurses in order to understand how to carry over goals into their daily lives in the PPSN program. There is nothing our CTRSs won’t do to ensure health, happiness, and healing through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for our PPSN children.