International Journal of Development Research
Received 22nd July, 2017; Received in revised form 14th August, 2017; Accepted 07th September, 2017; Published online 10th October, 2017
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As the importance of the concept of recreation began to be understood in the world, especially after the industrial revolution, this field has developed very rapidly. As the working people reach less working hours, they have turned to new pursuits and created various activities to value their leisure time. Renewal, which is one of the word meaning of recreation, plays an important role not only for healthy individuals but also in the physical (motor), social and mental development of people with impaired health, elderly, and for individuals who havephysical and mental and psychological problems. Therapeutic recreation is one of the most important elements of health recreation. In particular, it increases the life quality of disabled people and assists to integrate them into social life and optimize their health situation.