Teenage boy in wheelchair playing in basketball league provided by the Therapeutic Recreation department at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

THERAPEUTIC RECREATION

The Therapeutic Recreation department helps children who have a chronic medical condition or a disability develop skills and knowledge needed to be involved in recreation and leisure activities. 

With a doctor’s order, Therapeutic Recreation services are provided for inpatients to address needs related to recreation participation. During clinic visits, doctor’s orders allow Therapeutic Recreation services to provide patients with leisure education and help them connect with inclusive or adaptive recreation and leisure programs in their community.

Therapeutic Recreation Internship 
Interested in our internship for students studying therapeutic recreation and/or taking classes to become a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)? Learn more on our Internships & Student Programming page. 

PATIENT PROGRAMS

PATIENT PROGRAMS

The Therapeutic Recreation department’s community outreach programs provide patients an introduction to adapted activities. Learn more about these patient programs below, and for more information, please contact therapeutic.recreation@tsrh.org or call 214-559-7615.
Teenage boy in wheelchair playing in basketball league provided by the Therapeutic Recreation department at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Summer All-Stars is a six-week program for Scottish Rite Hospital patients ages 6 to 14. It emphasizes fun, fitness, healthy competition and team spirit through inclusive sports and activities, such as basketball, golf and tennis.  
Chance to Dance is a program designed to introduce Scottish Rite Hospital patients between the ages of 5 and 12 to various types of dance, including modern, jazz, salsa and ballet. Children learn various dance movements from countries around the world. Classes are taught by professional dance instructors.
Patients with physical challenges may require adapted equipment to participate with family and friends in typical recreational activities. This is often true when it comes to riding a bike. Fortunately, Scottish Rite Hospital serves as an AmTryke demonstration site and has therapists available to conduct the necessary evaluation for a patient to obtain an adapted cycle from an AMBUCS Chapter. National AMBUCS, Inc. is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. Part of their mission is to provide AmTryke therapeutic tricycles to individuals unable to operate a traditional bike. Watch video.
 
Learn to Golf is a statewide program that gives Scottish Rite Hospital patients throughout Texas with physical challenges a hands-on introduction to the game of golf. The program provides the tools and instruction needed for patients to participate in and reap the rehabilitative benefits of the game. Learn more.
The goals of camp are for Scottish Rite Hospital patients to foster independence and self-confidence while developing and improving communication and problem-solving skills in an enjoyable “can do” setting. Learn more.