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What is Diversional Therapy ?

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What is Diversional Therapy?



  • Diversional Therapy is a client centred approach to care that improves quality of life for individuals or groups through therapeutic leisure activities.  

  • Individual and/or group programs are structured to overcome physical and cognitive barriers, and facilitate choice and decision making processes.

  • Diversional Therapy offers a flexibility not found in other therapies as the primary goal is to continue to empower and engage the individual or group as needs change.    

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Diversional Therapists have specialised skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Leisure counselling and education

  • Assessment of leisure related needs and abilities

  • Individual personal programs

  • Facilitating client choice and decision making

  • Leisure programming for individuals and groups

  • Lifestyle management

  • Creative and expressive recreation

  • Activity analysis and modification

  • Documentation of professional practice and client care

  • Continuous quality improvement and evaluation

  • Teaching and facilitation

  • Health promotion

  • Team and group work

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