Documentation 101

*This course has been pre-approved by NCTRC for 5 clock hours.

Participants will learn the importance of documentation and gain an understanding of how RT professional standards set by ATRA are applied to documentation. Participants will be able to write SMART functional goals that assist clients in reaching their potential in the five domains of RT. Sample documents, videos and valuable resources will aid in learning.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the importance of documentation in TR practice.

  • Identify the 5 ATRA standards related to documentation and be able to implement them effectively.

  • Write SMART functional goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Bound.

Carolyn Breinich, MA, CTRS/CCLS

Instructor Bio:

I earned my Bachelor Degree in Zoology from Ohio State University. While completing my degree I did an internship at the Dolphin Research Center, where I focused on animal assisted therapy utilizing Dolphins. I earned my Masters Degree in Recreational Therapy from The University of Toledo, so I could combine my love of animals with my desire to help people. I trained my dog, Velvet, to be a certified therapy dog. For ten years, we visited schools, nursing homes and hospitals. As a graduate student at The University of Toledo, I taught RT Intervention: Pet Assisted Therapy course. I became a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in 2006, I became a Child-Life Specialist in 2009, and I worked in Long-Term Care, Adult and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Adult and Adolescent Psych and with Individuals with Disabilities.

Carolyn Breinich, MA, CTRS/CCLS

SMART Instructor