chapter  2
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Programs, Interventions, and Strategies

There is a wide range of interventions used by adult day care centers in the treatment of the elderly and the disabled. These inter­ ventions include physical therapy, speech therapy, audiology, real­ ity orientation, remotivation therapy, art therapy, and reminiscence therapy. Each has a special contribution to make to the well-being of the participant. For example, physical therapy helps the partici­ pant begin his/her return to independence. Speech therapy and audi­ ology help restore communication abilities. Reality orientation is based on the principle that repeated orientations to the environment will reduce disorientation; while remotivation therapy, reminis­ cence therapy, art therapy, and recreational therapy are concerned with general psychosocial functioning.