Therapeutic recreation student Population Report • Population Report & Presentation (50 points)
To review and explore a variety of disabilities, therapeutic recreation student (TRS) teams of 3-4 will complete a report on a disability of choice from the above list to be approved by the instructor. Each team will submit one written report on the assigned due date. Each TRS team will also give a 6-10 minute presentation (10 pts) on their finding using PowerPoint, overheads, or presentation boards on the scheduled presentation date(s). Your presentation and paper should include the following:
Definition of the disability/disorder (5 pts)
Deficit areas (5 pts)
Possible cure/recovery/management of the disability/disorder (5 pts)
Medications used for the disability/disorder and effects (5 pts)
How the disability/disorder might affect a person’s ability to recreate (5 pts)
Possible adaptations/solutions to leisure/recreation involvement (5 pts)
Reference page (containing at least 5 print sources other than what is available in regular course materials and 5 websites related to your topic (5 pts)
Learning disabilities or learning disorders are umbrella terms for a wide variety of learning problems. A learning disability is not a problem with intelligence or motivation and kids with learning disabilities aren’t lazy or dumb. In fact, most are just as smart as everyone else. Their brains are simply wired differently—and this difference affects how they receive and process information.
Simply put, children and adults with learning disabilities see, hear, and understand things differently. This can lead to trouble with learning new information and skills, and putting them to use. The most common types of learning disabilities involve problems with reading, writing, math, reasoning, listening, and speaking.
While every kid has trouble with homework from time to time, if a certain area of learning is consistently problematic, it might indicate a learning disorder.
It can be tough to face the possibility that your child has a learning disorder. No parent wants to see their child suffer. You may wonder what it could mean for your child’s future, or worry about how they will make it through school. Perhaps you’re concerned that by calling attention to your child’s learning problems they might be labeled “slow” or assigned to a less challenging class.
But the important thing to remember is that most kids with learning disabilities are just as smart as everyone else. They just need to be taught in ways that are tailored to their unique learning styles. By learning more about learning disabilities in general, and your child’s learning difficulties in particular, you can help pave the way for success at school and beyond.