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Introduction; Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming and the Brain; Underpinnings of TTAP and its Applications with Older Adults; The Evolution of Therapeutic Recreation and TTAP; The Nine Steps of Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming; Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming and the Continuum of Psychological Domains[copyright]; Using TTAP in Community and Long-Term Care Settings; Appendix; TTAP Activity Assessment Form Creative Places to Get Supplies Free Supplies in Your Community; Supplies for Under Ten Dollars; Finding Donations; Supply Catalogs.

About the Author

Linda Levine Madori holds a doctoral degree in recreation therapy, is a licensed art therapist and recreation therapist, and is Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Studies at St. Thomas Aquinas College. She was previously Director of Recreation Therapy at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, New York.


"A wealth of practical ideas and tips. . . there is much [in Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming for Older Adults] to generate new programs for creativity for all of us."-- (01/01/2001)
"This book brings together decades of innovation and current research in neurobiology to provide scientific grounding for recreational therapy. In addition, Dr. Levine Madori shares her insights and enthusiasm for the Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming methods she has developed, refined, and tested in her extensive work with older adults."-- (01/01/2001)
"Dr. Levine Madori has developed an intriguing approach to therapeutic recreation programming for individuals with cognitive deficits ... The book guides the reader to a greater understanding of the links between body, mind, and spirit, and the [TTAP] Method itself encourages creativity on the part of the practitioner as well as the consumer. Inevitably, all who use the Method, whether as therapists or participants, will gain a better understanding of and appreciation for their own creativity and need for self-expression."-- (01/01/2001)
"Dr. Levine-Madori has developed an exciting technique of working with seniors. In Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming for Older Adults, she presents a clear, well-thought-out program for professionals and family caregivers to interact creatively with the elderly of all cognitive levels."-- (01/01/2001)
"This text fills a void in our professional literature as well as serving as a useful resource to several audiences.... [The book's] chapters are outlined and organized for quick reference and easy reading and TTAP ideas are clearly presented and may be immediately incorporated into programming."-- (01/01/2001)
"The underlying tenet of this book is that later life is a time for growth and development, and irrespective of one's state of well-being, need not be devoid of opportunities for learning and celebration ... the book is easy to engage with and a must for anyone using the creative arts in the field of therapeutic recreation."--Bevan C. Grant, Professor of Sport and Leisure Studies, University of Waikato, New Zealand (01/01/2001)
"Whether the Leisure Ability Model of service directs your practice or not, this intervention is a sound protocol that can be used effectively in any outcome based, individual-centered plan of care ... although the target population for the TTAP is older adults, the intervention offers a framework for designing other interventions to tap the power of therapeutic activity for each of five domains for other populations throughout life."--Carla E.S. Tabourne, Ph.D., CTRS, Associate Professor of Recreation Therapy"University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology" (01/01/2001)

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