Therapeutic Use of Humor facilitation technique
Purpose: Students will choose 5 of the 22 Facilitation Techniques for which they will submit one activity
Procedure: On week 2, students will choose 5 facilitation techniques for which they will present one activity. On the week that we cover their chosen Facilitation Technique, students will submit
their activity by Saturday night. Activities will be presented to the class and they need to include the following information:
Facilitation Technique category
Activity Title and Citation Source: Make sure you use APA format for the citation
Equipment and environment needed: List/describe the equipment and environment needed to conduct the activity
Activity Description: activity purpose, and instructions (step by step instruction on how to lead the activity from beginning to end). Include details such as the number of participants, specific
instructions to participants, and anything else someone unfamiliar with the activity will need to lead the activity.
Leadership Considerations: include information on how to brief, lead and debrief/process the activity. Also, you need to include type of leadership, proximity of facilitator to participants, safety
considerations, precautions, special rules, and discussion questions.
Adaptations: describe evidence-based activity adaptations for at least 2 disabilities. Do not use the same disability groups for all activities. DO SOME RESEARCH ON ADAPTATIONS! I will look for
adaptations that demonstrate research efforts (you have to cite literature/research). Don’t come up with the ideas on your own. You can do research on the internet, books, professional journals, or
speak to recreational therapists in the field.
Be thorough and creative when explaining your activities. The idea is for the reader/viewer to be able to lead the activity by following your instructions. You can use text, images, video, or
anything that will help you convey your message. Also, you need to explain how to adapt the activity for individuals with 2 particular disabilities.
Attached PDF is from the Book Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation 3rd edition by John Dattilo, Ph.D. and Alexis McKenney, Ed.D. ISBN-10 1-939476-09-7