This article will introduce therapeutic recreation (TR) in Finland. After introducing the country briefly, I will introduce the history of TR and the history of TR education in Finland. Using different crafts as TR facilitation method have had and still have important role in TR and TR education. A brief introduction of Finnish education is provided so that readers may understand current TR education. Definitions and information of TR models, settings, research and some statistical information provide an overview of the current TR situation in the country. A comparison of the Finnish TR with the TR in the U.S. with viewpoints and challenges of future are given as well. In the end of the article I will introduce two TR professionals whose career and ideas hopefully gives you deeper perspective to our TR.
Author Jari Aho
Volume Vol 41, No 2 (2007)