This article expands a conceptual model proposed by Dattilo and Kleiber (1993) to a model for therapeutic recreation (TR) service delivery. The original conceptual model explained the relationship between enjoyment and self-determination. The TR service delivery model proposed in this article is comprised of a modified version of the original conceptual model with specific service delivery strategies for each stage of the TR process. It is proposed that teaching participants in TR programs to experience enjoyment and to create environments conducive to enjoyment are important goals for TR service which also contribute to participants’ functional improvements.
Author John Dattilo, Douglas Kleiber, Richard Williams
Volume Vol 32, No 4 (1998)