Leisure activities group-based programmes are structured group programmes based around leisure activities.
They differ from social skills groups in that social skills are not explicitly taught but are learnt through recreation and play.
Activities vary but may include: introduction to the five senses, music training, self-expression activities, visual-spatial activities and board games.
This occupational approach is common practice in some countries, such as France.
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