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1

A CTRS applying for NCTRC recertification may earn continuing education hours for which of the following professional activities?
a) Presenting an orientation session to new employees at the certificant's agency
b) Attending a basic first aid and CPR class
c) Writing a newsletter article for a professional therapeutic recreation association
d) Presenting a session that was given seven years ago at a professional therapeutic recreation conference

c) Writing a newsletter article for a professional therapeutic recreation association

2

A client who is diagnosed with schizophrenia has withdrawn from the group. The client reports having difficulty paying attention and constantly hearing voices. Which of the following symptoms is the client displaying?
a) Delusions
b) Hallucinations
c) Blunted affect
d) Bizarre repetive behaviors

b) Hallucinations

3

Which of the following conditions has a midlife onset and is characterized by muscle tremors and progressive mental deterioration?
a) Huntington's chorea
b) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
c) Guillain-Barré syndrome
d) Duchenne's muscular dystrophy

a) Huntington's chorea

4

All of the following could be evaluated as part of a quality improvement program within a therapeutic recreation department EXCEPT
a) program incident reports
b) medication records
c) risk management
d) case reviews

b) medication records

5

A 58-year-old client is currently residing in a long-term care facility surrounded by persons who are considerably older. The client repeatedly complains of loneliness, boredom, and being ignored by friends and family. Which of the following types of verbal responses by the CTRS would be MOST effective?
a) Probing
b) Informing
c) Self-disclosing
d) Confronting

a) Probing

6

Which of the following is the BEST format for recording the frequency that a person engages in a specific behavior?
a) tally method
b) duration method
c) interval recordings
d) instantaneous time sampling

a) tally method

7

A CTRS is working with a client in a rehabilitation hospital. The client's goal is to resume swimming at the YMCA after being discharged. With the client's consent, the CTRS meets with the YMCA staff to discuss reasonable accommodations the client would require. The CTRS is engaged in which of the following activities?
a) Advocacy
b) Public relations
c) Accountability
d) Risk management

a) Advocacy

8

Which of the following is NOT a behavioral approach used within therapeutic recreation?
a) Assertiveness training
b) Progressive relaxation
c) Reminiscense therapy
d) Social skills training

c) Reminiscense therapy

9

The LEAST acceptable method for documenting therapeutic recreation program accountability is the
a) use of progress notes
b) evaluation of behavioral objectives
c) collection, analysis and interpretation of client data
d) performance evaluation of team members

d) performance evaluation of team members

10

Which of the following therapeutic recreation practice models is designed to help clients to recover from a threat to their health and to achieve optimal health through participation in prescriptive activity, recreation, and leisure?
a) TR Service
b) Optimizing Lifelong Health and Well-being
c) Self-determination and Enjoyment Enhancement
d) Health Protection/Health Promotion Model

d) Health Protection/Health Promotion Model

11

Relaxation techniques such as yoga, deep breathing, and meditation are facilitation techniques a CTRS would use with clients who need to
a) reduce stress
b) increase physical conditioning
c) learn to feel their emotional state
d) improve creative problem solving

a) reduce stress

12

Personnel policies in a therapeutic recreation department manual should include all of the following EXCEPT
a) performance standards
b) purchasing procedures
c) position descriptions
d) grievance procedures

b) purchasing procedures

13

The purpose of clinical privileging is to…
a) incorporate clinical practice as part of the personnel evaluation process
b) ensure that the clinical staff possesses the qualifications deemed necessary to implement specific programs
c) censure CTRSs who do not meet departmental performance expectations
d) assist CTRSs in gaining parity with other professional staff members

b) ensure that the clinical staff possesses the qualifications deemed necessary to implement specific programs

14

The LEAST effective method of evaluating therapeutic recreation intervention services is…
a) interviewing clients regarding the usefulness of the programs
b) determining the % of client treatment goals met at the time of d/c
c) requesting that clients complete satisfaction surveys
d) tabulating attendance records for programs

d) tabulating attendance records for programs

15

All of the following respect a client's autonomy and right to self-determination EXCEPT
a) ensuring confidentiality in oral and written communication
b) making attendance at programs dependent on the client's choice
c) giving clients sufficient information to participate in decisions about their treatment
d) involving clients in treatment team meetings when they are physically and cognitively able to participate

a) ensuring confidentiality in oral and written communication

16

Which of the following reflects the PRIMARY purpose of therapeutic recreation services in an outpatient day treatment program for clients with traumatic brain injury?
a) Physical reconditioning and stabilization
b) Reintegration into the community
c) Assessment of communication skills
d) Development of activities of daily living skills

b) Reintegration into the community

17

The goal of cognitive retraining is to improve all of the following EXCEPT
A. social skills
B. problem solving skills
C. short-term memory
D. hand-eye coordination

D. hand-eye coordination

18

A critical pathway can correctly be described as a...
a) process used to determine the actual cost of service
b) process of comparing the quantity of services to available resources
c) compilation of multidisciplinary input driven by a specific time-oriented outcome
d) measurable change in a client's functional capacity after receiving therapeutic recreation intervention

c) compilation of multidisciplinary input driven by a specific time-oriented outcome

19

The unit psychologist informs a CTRS that a client is being educated about obsessive-compulsive disorder. The CTRS recommends and provides a book for the client to read that helps bring new insight into the illness. Which of the following types of intervention is the CTRS using?
a) Remotivation
b) Bibliotherapy
c) Values clarification
d) Reality orientation

b) Bibliotherapy

20

Which of the following behavioral objectives would be MOST appropriate for increasing short-term memory recall in a client with traumatic brain injury?
a) The client will participate in a painting group once a week.
b) The client will complete drawings in each painting class with the assistance of a CTRS.
c) The client will follow 75% of the directions given by the CTRS in each painting class.
d) d) The client will work on a drawing with the assistance of a CTRS.

c) The client will follow 75% of the directions given by the CTRS in each painting class.

21

The interaction pattern of an activity which encompasses a cooperative action by at least two persons to achieve a mutual goal is termed
a) intergroup
b) aggregate
c) intragroup
d) unilateral

c) intragroup

22

A CTRS is working with a child who displays the following behaviors: likes to be alone, is especially attached to and focused on a specific toy, and repeats the CTRS's questions in a reflective response. Which of the following is the MOST likely diagnosis?
a) Autism
b) Down Syndrome
c) Prader-Willi syndrome
d) Attention-defict disorder

a) Autism

23

The behavior modification process that uses successive approximations of a desired terminal behavior is called
a) shaping
b) sequencing
c) extinction
d) forward chaining

a) shaping

24

Which of the following is most important for a supervisor to focus upon when providing clinical supervision to a CTRS in order to improve overall competence in providing treatment?
a) Level of knowledge, skills, and abilities for therapeutic recreation interventions
b) Ability to articulate treatment strategies in team meetings
c) Ability to consistently follow policies and procedures
d) CTRS's reports of clients' behavior and reported satisfaction with interventions

a) Level of knowledge, skills, and abilities for therapeutic recreation interventions

25

A 67 year old client was admitted to a rehabilitation center with a diagnosis of a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) that affected her right side and speech. The client is a retired executive who had played golf and bridge several times a week. She is now able to walk 200 feet with a cane. She also has good receptive skills. Which of the following are the MOST appropriate factors to assess prior to the client's resumption of golf?
a) Balance, coordination, and endurance
b) Auditory deficits, visual spatial skills, and health history
c) Grip, forearm strength, and verbal expression
d) Grip strength, verbal expression, and cognitive sequencing

a) Balance, coordination, and endurance

26

Which of the following interview behaviors by a CTRS would NOT encourage client response?
a) Direct eye contact
b) Silence
c) Interpreting statements
d) paraphrasing

c) Interpreting statements

27

The MOST appropriate therapeutic recreation intervention for a client with Duchenne's muscular dystrophy would address which of the following skills?
a) Memory
b) Gross motor
c) Fine motor
d) Concentration

b) Gross motor

28

An appropriate therapeutic recreation assessment technique for determining a client's level of physical functioning is
a) an interview
b) a task performance
c) range of motion testing
d) muscle strength testing

b) a task performance

29

The PRIMARY purpose for reassessing a client is to
a) measure staff performance
b) measure changes in the client’s status
c) diagnose any secondary function in the client
d) evaluate the client’s satisfactions w/ the treatment program

b) measure changes in the client’s status

30

During which stage of group development do cooperation and enjoyment take place?
a) Forming
b) Storming
c) Norming
d) Performing

c) Norming