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Rehabilitation - Recreation Therapy

  • 14 weeks – 40 hours per week
  • 2 weeks – orientation
  • 12 weeks – clinical experience/practice

Wake Forest Baptist Health Clinical Internship Requirements

  • 14 weeks – 40 hours per week
  • General knowledge of diagnoses specific to the rehabilitation setting i.e. SCI, CVA, ABI
  • Daily schedules
  • Weekly productivity sheets
  • Written goals and objectives of the internship
  • Monthly recreation therapy reports
  • Complete assessments, develop treatment goals/care plans, and discharge planning
  • Document daily recreation therapy services and weekly progress notes on the care plan
  • Active participation in groups and community re-entry outings
  • Active participation in treatment team meetings
  • Opportunity to view educational videos on Functional Independent Measure (FIM)
  • 8 written reports summarizing journal articles that are diagnosis and/or practice specific
  • 2 special projects (1 clinical and 1 non-clinical)
  • 1 case study
  • 3 oral presentation at recreation therapy staff meetings
  • 1 activity analysis (relevant to rehabilitation)
  • 1 video assessment
  • Observations with members of the rehabilitation team
  • CPR certification (required)
  • First Aid (preferred)
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (preferred)
  • Observation in other recreation therapy programs area and aquatics
  • Meetings with Clinical Director of Recreation Therapy
  • Weekly meetings with the Clinical Internship Supervisor
  • Meet all university requirements
  • Mid-term evaluation
  • Final Evaluation
  • Agency evaluation 

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Recreation Therapy
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Send letters and resumes to:
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Attn: Pamela A. Wilson, MS, LRT/CTRS
Clinical Director
Recreation Therapy
Medical Center Blvd.
P.O. Box 1110

Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1110

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