FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation Programs

FAR uses the term arts and recreation therapy to encompass four kinds of therapy:

Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy and Recreation Therapy.

The following are the definitions for each of these therapies are provided by their respective professional associations.

Individual Therapy Sessions

Music Therapy

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Group music sessions are free if private music therapy is taken thanks to a generous grant from the Samuel and Jean Frankel Foundation.

Music therapists are required to have a Bachelor’s Degree and be Board Certified.

AMERICAN MUSIC THERAPY ASSOCIATION

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Art Therapy

Art Therapy is the therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship, by people who experience illness, trauma or challenges in living, and by people who seek personal development.

Art Therapy is currently provided as private sessions only. No Art Therapy groups are available at this time

Art therapists are required to have a Master’s Degree.

AMERICAN ART THERAPY ASSOCIATION

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Dance/Movement Therapy

Based on the empirically supported premise that the body, mind and spirit are interconnected, the American Dance Therapy Association defines dance/movement therapy as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual.

In addition to Dance Movement Therapy, FAR is proud to offer Recreational Dance and Movement, Tap Dance, Rhythm Works Integrative Dance, Trauma Informed Yoga, Meditation and Somatic Movement Therapy.

AMERICAN DANCE THERAPY ASSOCIATION

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Recreation Therapy

Recreational Therapy is a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery and overall well-being.

FAR offers a variety of recreational group programs that help participants develop a wide array of social, physical and mental skills in safe, fun settings.

Recreational Therapists hold a bachelor’s degree and are Board Certified.

AMERICAN THERAPEUTIC RECREATION ASSOCIATION

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Group Therapy Sessions

Music Therapy

Tuesdays 4:15pm – 5:00pm Ages 16 and up. Group size 6. Runs through school year.

Enjoy singing and playing current and classic pop music from the radio? The FAR Fusion band might be for you! We sing and perform some of the band member’s favorite songs, including Classic Rock, Country, Pop, and more! Band members sing, drum, play the keyboard, guitar, and other percussion to help bring the music from the radio to life! 

Thursdays 4:00pm – 4:45pm Ages 12-16 years. Group size: 4-6.

Explore rhythms from different cultures and genre such as Hip Hop, Swing, Latin, and Reggae in this entry level group experience focusing on rhythm to facilitate peer engagement and self-expression.

Mondays 3:00pm – 4:00 pm. Ages 18 and up. Group size:4. Runs through school year.

This group is for those who love making music with peers using hand chimes and other instruments. The group members choose their own repertoire including Pop, Classic Rock, Broadway, Disney, Country, and more! 

Tuesdays 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Ages 16 and up. Group size 3-4. Runs through school year.

Music Connections is designed for young adults who would benefit from increased opportunities for socialization. At each session, group members take turns choosing musical activities for the group to engage. These activities may include singing, playing various percussion instruments, and movement. 

Wednesdays 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Ages 18 and older. Runs through school year. Group size 4-6 * Currently at Capacity

Friends with Rhythm is a music based social group geared for individuals of all abilities. Group members are introduced to playing a variety of instruments such as drums, xylophones, and other percussion. Additional music experiences such as simple song writing, improvisation, and movement to music are also explored.

Thursdays 5:00pm – 5:45pm Ages 16 and older. Runs during school year. Group size: 6-8. * Currently at capacity. 

This group provides a social atmosphere for teens and young adults to engage in music-making. Group members will explore a variety of percussion instruments and electronic music-making applications.  This is a performance-oriented group with goals to help promote social interaction and increase knowledge of rudimentary percussion.

Wednesdays 5:15pm – 6:00pm Ages 13 and older. Group size: 6-8. Runs though school year.

This group is a musical theatre group focusing on acting, singing, staging, character development, emotions and facial expressions, in an interactive format.

Art Therapy

DATE/TIME: TBD  Ages 12-15 years. Group size 4-6.

Come create and connect! This group uses the process of therapeutic art making and sharing of artwork to build social connections.

Recreation & Sports Therapy

Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Ages 15 and up. Group size: 8. Runs full calendar year.

FAR’s Social Connections group provides a positive social experience for individuals to build healthy relationships with peers. Social Connections builds appropriate social skills through games, arts and crafts, and community outings. 

Tuesdays 4:30pm – 5:15pm Ages 10-14 years. Group size: 6-8.

Join FAR’s newest social group! Social Connections Jr. builds appropriate social skills through games, arts and crafts, and community outings.

Tuesdays 4:00- 4:45Ages 12 and older. Group size: 4-6. Runs full calendar year.

This unique fitness group brings together drumsticks and an exercise ball,  encouraging participants to jam out and get moving!  Cardio Drumming focuses on various gross and fine motor skills, range of motion, and physical endurance to promote overall health and well-being.

Thursdays 5:00pm – 6:30pm Ages 16 and up. Group size 12. Runs full calendar year.

FAR’s bowling team is designed to assist adults with special needs in developing and progressing in the sport of bowling, while building confidence and friendships. FAR’s bowling team is a great way to encourage social opportunities and increased physical activity year round.

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