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ACTIVITY PROFESSIONALS


I have many recreation and activity books in my professional collection, so I decided to make some of them available for others to enjoy.

 

Disclaimer: Before purchasing, please understand that most of these books are older, slightly used, and may contain outdated material such as old regulations, terminology, and so on. 

 

With that being said, these materials are full of wonderful information, most of which is timeless. These are not ebooks. They will be shipped to you via snail mail. The shipping cost is included in the price, however, shipping is within the USA only. No returns.

 

 

 

 

Facilitation of Therapeutic Recreation Services: An Evidence Based and Best Practice Approach to Technique & Processes by Norma J. Stumbo and Brad Wardlaw
Price: $49 (includes cost of shipping - shipping in USA only)

The intent of this book is to improve the systematic application of various techniques and modalities to the practice of therapeutic recreation.Improving and standardizing practice is fundamental to increasing our ability to select interventions based on their potential to impact client outcomes. When we fully realize the potential of specific interventions to help clients arrive at certain outcomes, then we can choose these interventions and techniques with greater skill and confidence.

Condition: New (still in wrapping)
Hardcover, 420 pages, 8.5 x 11
2011 - Only 1 available


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Long-Term Care for Activity Professionals, Social Services Professionals, and Recreational Therapists, 4th Edition
By Elizabeth Best, Priscilla Wirth and Mary Anne Weeks
Price: $10.50 (includes cost of shipping - shipping in USA only)

This book is important for:
*Professionals currently working in Long Term Care, Assisted Living and Adult Day *Programs who want to upgrade their skills.
*Administrators and Directors of Nursing Services who Supervise Activity Professionals, *Activity Professionals, Social Services Professionals and Recreation Therapists.
*Please note that there are many newer versions of this book available on the market now.

Condition: Slightly used
Paperback, 401 pages, 8.5 x 11
2002- Only 2 available

 

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The Professional Activity Manager and Consultant
By Anne D'Antonio-Nocera, Nancy DeBolt, Nadine Touhey
Price: $22 (includes cost of shipping - shipping in USA only)

This is the reference book that every manager or consultant needs to have! Whether you are a recreational therapist, activity professional, occupational therapist, or other type of therapist, this book provides you with hands-on instruction to excel at your job as a manager or consultant. The forty-two chapters are divided into ten sections: Introduction to Management and Consulting, Competency and Ethical Issues, Regulatory Issues, The Facility, Staffing, Adult Learning, Evaluation, Overview of Consulting, Consulting Techniques, and Managing a Consulting Business. The book contains many ready-made forms, checklists for quality assurance, and other quick reference sections to help you locate the information you need.

Condition: Slightly used
Paperback, 445 pages, 8.5 x 11
1996

sold

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Quality Assurance for Activity Programs - 2nd edition
By Richelle N. Cunninghis, Elizabeth Best-Martini, Joan Burlingame
Price: $11 (includes cost of shipping - shipping in USA only)

This book will tell you what you need to know to create a successful Quality Assurance program in your department. The authors describe the terms used in QA; the actions you must take for a successful program and provide you with the basic policies, procedures and forms. While many of the examples in this book are from long term care settings, the information can be used in any health care setting including pediatrics, rehabilitation, psychiatry and home health care.

 

Condition: New
Paperback, 110 pages, 6 x 9
1997 - Only 1 available

 

 

 

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A Survival Guide for Activity Professionals, Second Edition
By Richelle N. Cunninghis, edited by Nancy DeBolt
Price: $11 (includes cost of shipping - shipping in USA only)

There is more to being an activity professional than running groups. This book looks at the other issues that are important parts of your job such as time management, decision making, handling stress, improving your communication skills, defending your turf, and working with a consultant. Reading this book (and following the ideas in it) will make you more efficient and make your work easier to do. And, if you are wondering if you can follow the suggestions in this book, anyone who can run a good activity can put the ideas in here into practice.

Condition: New
Paperback, 92 pages, 6 x 9
1997 - Only 2 available

 

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Activities Galore
Compiled by Bill Coomer
Price: $10 (includes cost of shipping - shipping in USA only)

This is a book full of wonderful activities privided by various Activity and Recreation professionals, myself included.

 

 

Condition: Slightly used
Paperback, 79 pages, 8.5 x 11
2007

 

 

 

 

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Essentials for the Activity Professional in Long Term Care
By Susan E. Lanza
Price: $20 (includes cost of shipping - shipping in USA only)

This textbook outlines key subject matter for activity professionals in the long term care setting, who are in training or are already working in the field. Thoroughly researched and referenced, this text will provide a an understanding of various information needed by activity professionals. Areas covered include: the history of the field, the aging process, getting to know residents, management, environmental issues, activity planning and implementation, budgeting, program development, group leadership, program evaluation and enhancement, and more.

 

Condition: Slightly used
Paperback, 339 pages, 8.5 x 11
1997 - Only 1 available

 

 

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Care Plans for Culture Change
By Susan Newell, Ruth Rauscher, and Roseann Virgil
Price: $10 (includes cost of shipping - shipping in USA only)

This is a great book filled with sample careplans focused on culture change, interdisciplinary, and resident-directed care.

 

 

 

Condition: Slightly used
Spiral bound paperback, approx. 80 pages, 8.5 x 11
2007

 

 

 

 

sold

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Good Boss, Bad Boss
By Robert I. Sutton
Price: $12 (includes cost of shipping - shipping in USA only)

Recreation and Activity Directors...Are you a good boss or a bad boss? Would your employees, if given the choice, ever want to work for you again? Most important of all, are you in tune with what it feels like to work for you? This book is designed to help you answers those questions.

 

Condition: Slightly used
Paperback, 340 pages
2010 - Only 1 available

 

 

 

 

 

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Once a Day Bible
Price: $11 (includes cost of shipping - shipping in USA only)

The NIV Once-A-Day Bible: Chronological Edition organizes the organizes the clear, accessible New International Version into 365 daily readings in chronological order - unfolding the biblical narrative in the order in which the events actually happened. Each day's reading includes a portion of Scripture followed by a short devotional thought written by the staff at the trusted ministry, Walk Thru the Bible. Great for spiritual programs.

 

Condition: Slightly used
Paperback, 1264 pages
2011 - Only 1 available

 

 

 

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The Forgetting: Alzheimer's Portrait of an Epidemic
By David Shenk
Price: $10 (includes cost of shipping - shipping in USA only)

The Forgetting is a scrupulously researched, multilayered analysis of Alzheimer’s and its social, medical, and spiritual implications. David Shenk presents us with much more than a detailed explanation of its causes and effects and the search for a cure. He movingly captures the disease’s impact on its victims and their families, and he looks back through history, explaining how Alzheimer’s most likely afflicted such figures as Jonathan Swift, Ralph Waldo Emerson,and William de Kooning. The result is a searing, powerfully engaging account of Alzheimer’s disease, offering a grim but sympathetic and ultimately encouraging portrait.


Condition: Slightly used
Paperback, 294 pages
2001 - Only 1 available

 

 

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