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URTA conference February 21-22nd-Earn CEUs!

URTA Conferences

2013 URTA Annual Conference – “Becoming Champions”

When: February 21 – 22, 2013

Where: Noah’s Conference Center (322 W 1100 S, South Jordan, UT 84095)

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Posted by on January 1, 2013 in Consultant Notes


Building Bridges Through TR Workshp

Earn 4 CEUs!

December 6th

Topics include:

Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Behaviors in LTC and Our Impact on the UHCA Initiative

•Validation Therapy
• Low Functioning/Sensory Programs and Ideas in LTC
• Working With Mental Illness In LTC


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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Consultant Notes


Active or Passive?

Here is a quick reference to documenting participation sheets.  It is important to have correct and updated documentation.  Please make sure all your staff members know the difference between being active and passive.   

Active: Resident is actively participating in group ie: interacting with other residents and RT

Passive: Resident is at activity but is not interacting with RT or other residents.  Resident is sitting on the outside of group.  Resident fell asleep while in activity.  This may also apply if the resident wandered from activity and was not able to be redirected back, please make note how long resident stayed in activity.

Therapy:  Resident was unable to attend due to s/he was in PT,OT,ST

Refused: Resident refused to attend activity

Independent: Resident did not attend activity due to s/he was involved in independant leisure ie: reading, watching TV, listening to music, participating in in-room craft, word searches or puzzles, family visits

Resident not available:  Resident was in the shower, out on a doctors appointments, out with family or friends

Having updated, complete and correct participation sheets facilitates in writing progress notes later on.   


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Posted by on September 20, 2012 in Consultant Notes


Communicate With Me

Here is a link to a web site which has some really good communication boards, they are FREE too!  The best thing to do is to down load them and then send them directly to a copy place to have them print and laminate them.  The quality of the pictures will turn out better than you printing them and then taking them to the printers, also saves you some time.

If you have a tablet or I-Pad, you can down load them, keep them handy on your desktop and bring them up as needed.

There is also an app for your phone called “Tap to Talk” for android users.  Tap to Talk lets you customize the app to fit the needs of your residents, for example you can change the language, pictures ect…

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Posted by on September 19, 2012 in Consultant Notes


TRT Class

Fall 2012:

October 24, 25, 26, 27 November 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, and 17.  Class will be held on all days listed from 8am – 5pm.

*Students must be present for all above days to complete the training*

Cost $574 (non-credit)  to register please go to

To register for non-credit – please call 801-957-5200 CEHSS 0500-00

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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Consultant Notes


TR Study Guide

TR study guide

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Posted by on July 3, 2012 in Consultant Notes


Recreational Therapy Practice Act

Effective May 8,

Recreational Therapy Practice Act

The Recreational Therapy Practice Act Rules are currently under review for revisions

How does this effect me?

You will have 10 hours of CEU’s that you will need complete by your next TRT license renewal May of 2013.

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Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Consultant Notes


Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era


URTA Conference March 22nd-23rd

2012 URTA Annual Conference

When: March 22 – March 23, 2012

Where: Noah’s Conference Center (South Jordan, UT)

Theme: “Catch the Vision”




The TRT track has been cancelled.

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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in Consultant Notes


TRT Class

The next training will be in 2012. April 11, 12, 13, 14, 25, 26, 27 and May 9, 10, 11.  Class will be held from 8am – 5pm.

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Posted by on February 25, 2012 in Consultant Notes