American Occupational Therapy: A Case Study

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1) When working with a younger client, it is important to keep them engaged and proactive; as It is difficult to keep that client focus on an assignment that is boring and not interactive. Thus, is why the SI looks like play to the outside world. However, an OT carefully selects the different activities to provide the child the opportunity to develop the various sensations. As well as emphasise helping these clients to integrate and use a number of sources of sensory information in the midst of accomplishing a meaningful, pleasurable task (Kielhofner, 2009, p.203).
2) In my opinion, the term play is defined as an array of naturally motivated activities related with leisure pleasure and enjoyment. According to Kielhofner(2009), play is the vehicle for therapy because it gives a child the control and enticement to choose appropriate sensory-motor behaviour. Also, play is a way for children to fulfil their need for action( Keilhofner, 2009, p. 225). American Occupational Therapy Association (2016) states that “The primary goals of childhood are to grow, learn, and play. It is often through play that children learn to make sense of the world around them. It is a child’s "job" or "occupation" to play to develop physical coordination, emotional maturity, social skills …show more content…

It’s not very productive to continue to do the same activity with each client; because each client is different and has different needs. In the clinical setting in regard to SI interventions; therapies are based the sensory integration . The OT goal is to improve the ability to integrate sensory information, involving changes in the organization of the brain. Therefore, using the different creative activities is able to enhance sensory intake, while providing meaningful activity an. Also, it will improveimproveconceptual and motor learning( Kielhofner,

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