ACTIVITY THERAPY SERVICES


SCOPE OF SERVICE
The Activity Therapy Service is one of the treatment components of the total care of the clients of Central State Hospital. The Service offers a goal directed program of therapeutic, educational, and leisure services to all three Services of Central State Hospital.

VISION STATEMENT
The Activity Therapy Service will commit to enhancing the quality of life for each client by providing professional services designed to develop life enrichment skills.
 

MUSIC THERAPY INTERNSHIPS
THERAPEUTIC RECREATION INTERNSHIP


PRINCIPLES OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
  Activity Therapy services are available to all clients, and services are goal oriented and directed toward rehabilitation, habilitation, amelioration, and modification of specific physical, emotional, mental, and social behaviors.

  Members of the Service function are part of an interdisciplinary clinical team.

  There is an established method for assessing the needs, interests, competencies, and capabilities of all clients.

  As part of the clinical interdisciplinary team, the therapist determines appropriate discipline specific goals and interventions.

  As part of the clinical interdisciplinary team, the therapist assists in the development of a comprehensive individualized plan of care for each client based on complete and relevant diagnostic / assessment data.

  Activity Therapy Service staff systematically record an individualís progress and his / her reaction to specific interventions.

  When providing services, the Activity Therapy Service staff takes into consideration the cultural, economic, social, educational backgrounds of the clients.

  The Activity Therapy Service provides each client the opportunity to participate in activities which utilize physical behaviors (sensory-motor domain), mental behavior (cognitive domain), and emotional behaviors (affective domain).

  The Activity Therapy Service staff will provide regularly scheduled activities and special events during the day, evening, weekend, and holidays.

  The Activity Therapy Service will provide opportunities to explore and develop leisure skills that have carryover values at home and in the community.

  The Activity Therapy Service will make provisions for each client to participate at his / her optimal level of functioning and to progress at his / her own speed.

  The Activity Therapy Service will have a performance evaluation component that systematically measures and assesses the performance of the Service staff and programs.
 

Contact Information

For additional information about Activity Therapy, contact Lisa Vaughn, Phone 478-445-6057, Email  lvaughn1@dhr.state.ga.us