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Therapeutic Recreation in Public Schools

The TRiPS program is conducted by Angela Wozencroft and graduate students in therapeutic recreation. It is a college credit course offered at UT as RSM 405. The graduate and undergraduate students have previously conducted therapeutic recreation programs in Special Education Classrooms in Knox and Sevier County schools. For 10 weeks, the students conduct initial assessments of the children, facilitate lesson plans, and write progress notes and final assessments. During the course, the UT students also gain experience in using commercial assessment tools, the GRST and FACTR-R. The TRiPS program typically involves 4 grant staff, 50-60 additional UT students, and approximately 100 children each week from the various schools.

The following are schools in Knox County who have participated in the TRiPS program:

  • Amhurst Elementary
  • Farragut Primary
  • Halls High
  • Holston Middle
  • Northview Academy
  • Rocky Hill Elementary
  • Seymour Primary
  • South Doyle High
  • Sterchi Elementary
  • West High

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