Aurora Verlin

Instructor
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Office
1700 N Broad Street

Biography

Aurora (Crew) Verlin, MS, CTRS, is an instructor of recreational therapy within the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Her clinical background is in geriatric care with a specialization in working with individuals with dementia. Prior to stepping into the instructor role at Temple, Aurora served dually as the director of therapeutic recreation and personal care administrator within a Life Care Community which included skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, personal care, memory support and independent living. She also has clinical experience in stand-alone nursing homes, personal care/memory support, adult day programs and senior centers. Aurora was one of the developers of the Engagement in Preferred ActivitieS Scale (EPASS), which aims to measure engagement of individuals with dementia in preferred leisure activities. She currently serves as the vice president/president-elect of the Recreational Therapy Foundation. Additionally, Aurora enjoys mentoring current recreational therapy students and recent alumni in presenting at local and national conferences. Her interests involve dementia, cognitive fitness, engagement related to quality of life, caregiving interventions, and improvement of recreational therapy curriculum.

Education

  • MS, Recreational Therapy, Temple University
  • BS, Therapeutic Recreation, Temple University

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

RCTH 3201

Health, Activity, and Aging

Undergraduate

RCTH 4103

Professional Issues in Recreational Therapy

Undergraduate

RCTH 4111

Administration of Recreational Therapy

Undergraduate

RCTH 4185

Internship II in Recreational Therapy

Undergraduate

RCTH 4196

Recreational Therapy Clinical Procedures

Undergraduate

RCTH 5201

Managing Dementia Care

Graduate