Recreational Therapy at TQS

Dear Families: 

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” ―Plato

What do you do to make yourself feel better if you’re stressed, or you have a mental block, or you’re struggling to find a solution to a challenge? 

Perhaps you take a long walk, or you escape to your garden. Maybe you read a book, or you play a card game. For me personally, I love to practice yoga, or take a few moments to write in my journal.

Oftentimes, simply becoming active or taking part in an activity we enjoy is enough to help us through a current challenge. 

And there’s actually a science behind that — a science that can be channeled into a therapeutic practice called Recreational Therapy

Recreational Therapy (or, Rec Therapy) uses activity-based interventions such as arts and crafts, sports, and games to address the needs of individuals with illness or disabling conditions. When used purposely to meet specific goals and objectives, these types of interventions are proven to help improve a person’s physical, cognitive, social, and emotional health. 

Here at TQS, we know that students with complex challenges benefit greatly from recreational interventions. That’s why we’re excited to add Rec Therapy to our Clinical Services offerings. 

Beginning this school year, TQS students will participate in 30-minute group Rec Therapy sessions that correspond with the topics they’re learning about in their academic classes. 

From music exploration to dance to rock painting and more, these interventions will help our students achieve meaningful personal, social, and academic success while participating in activities they enjoy. 

You can learn more about what this will entail on our Rec Therapy page, and we will be sharing updates on these interventions over time. 

In the meantime, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to once again expand our all-encompassing support services to make sure that every TQS student gets the individual help they need. 

Shine on,

Alex