All treatment models are chosen to maximize the best approach to meet your child's goals.
Some examples might be:
The Occupation of Play
The occupation of a child is PLAY!
Occupational therapy supports overall development and progression of skills by identifying activities that are motivating and engaging.
As children learn and grow, they do this through interacting with a variety of tools, objects, and within a variety of environments or settings. This allows them to build foundational skills to support their continued development across the lifespan. If there are challenge areas which are negatively impacting their development, this can slow or stunt their progress in a variety of areas. Some challenge areas may include: seeking of intense sensations or a constant need for movement, extreme sensitivity to certain stimuli (i.e. noises, clothing, smells, etc.), extremely picky eating, challenges with fine-motor skills or gross-motor skills and coordination, poor body awareness (i.e. constantly bumping into things or others), poor emotional regulation (i.e. extreme emotional ups and downs), and a variety of other challenges in any or all areas of development.
Occupational therapists seek to support you and your child through evaluation of many areas of development that may be impacting your child's ability to enjoy life. They will provide individualized recommendations and treatment sessions that are tailored to meet the needs of your child with strategies for supports at home and in the community.