Diversional & Recreation Therapy Australia News

Entries for June 2017

Hi Members,

Well, I’m not sure when it happened by June is already upon us and we are halfway through 2017. And that means that membership renewal is almost here. June is your last chance to get any PD points that are needed. The office staff have been working hard to make the renewal process as easy for you as possible. You now can complete the process online, and a receipt being email to you straight away. We have also increase the payment options. You can pay for 1 year, 2 years or monthly instalments. All can be done online and just email a summary of your PD points to the office. Remember you also get a discount if you renew before 30th of June.

Behind the scenes the office and the conference committee have been working hard to organise this years conference. Our keynote speakers have been announced: Day 1 we have

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National Workshop Program, News and Updates with Steph

Wow what a great month May was and for that matter April as well! See the write up below for the Brisbane and Dubbo workshops with some great photos. Thanks to all those that make the workshops a successful learning experience ensuring each participant takes away some great professional development and enjoying the opportunity to network with others exchanging vital activity ideas and experiences. As the surveys contest these workshops offer relevant and diverse topics that relate specifically to the Leisure and Lifestyle industry. Thanks David Mas and Glenda Kubler- two dedicated DRTA board members-for facilitating again at the Brisbane workshop last month.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Training 

If you registered your interest in CST training you have hopefully received an email from me letting you know of the

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DRT Week

Congratulations to the Macedonian Australian Welfare Association of Sydney Inc who have just had a graduate class of over 20 participants who have knowledge of Diversional Therapy, ageing, dementia and what to expect when visiting a resident in aged care.. The collaboration of St. George TAFE, MAWA and a Diversional Therapy member led to this successful 4 weeks of training, sharing and education. THANKYOU to all the volunteers who took the time to learn these skills who are now willing and ready to visit a nursing home near you in the St. George and Bankstown area. A great celebration of

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Cultura is a free app which is an Alzheimer's Australia SA initiative.

I recently stumbled across the app on face book via one of the forums. 
Scrolling through this app it is very useful to gain information on many cultures. Within these cultures the app explores a number of areas including: superstitions, food, and diet, cultural traits, special days, music, attitudes towards care, pain and end of life care, communication, people, family and

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Title: SCIRehab Project Series: The Therapeutic Recreation Taxonomy
Authors: Claire Cahow,  Susan Skolnick, Joan Joyce, Julie Jug, Charlotte Dragon & Julie Gassaway.
Journal: The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Vol 32(3), 2009.
Pages: 298-306 

Background/Objective: Outcomes research of therapeutic recreation (TR) activities and interventions for spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation is made more difficult by a lack of uniform descriptions and the absence of a formal treatments classification system (taxonomy). The objective of this study was to describe a taxonomy developed by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists.

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Mens Health Week 2017
June 12 - 18 2017
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: Keeping The Balance

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The Commonwealth is developing a national Code of Conduct to promote safe and ethical service delivery for the full scheme NDIS.

The development of a Code of Conduct is an important part of the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework which was released in February 2017. 
Consultation is now open on the draft Code of Conduct and we encourage people with disability, their families and carers, providers and workers to share their

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APRIL 2017

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Simply make a <5min short film or documentary with an ability/disability theme and submit by June 30, 2017.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of our 2016 festival whether it was through making an entry, staring or simply commenting or voting for your favourite film. You all contributed to the path to an inclusive society.

Our website is now up to date with the

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Australian Therapeutic Landscapes Conference

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