What is it?
Developmental therapy is a discipline that specifically looks at HOW a child is developing during the most significant period of development, birth through 3 years through Early Intervention Services. Developmental therapists do not address one specific area but instead look at a child GLOBALLY (e.g., cognitive skills, language and communication, social-emotional skills and behavior, gross and fine motor skills, and self-help skills.).
A child learns through play. From interacting with toys, interacting with people, imitating what they see around them, exploring and moving with confidence in their world. If their attempts to interact functionally within their environment is compromised, either by poor posture, poor motor coordination, poor language skills, sensory integration differences, decreased attention span, behavioral issues, etc., then their ability to acquire skills and learn from their interactions and explorations may also be compromised.