Thrive recognizes that kids are wonderfully complex little people and therefore the issues which challenge their development can often be complex too. Thrive aims to adopt a holistic ‘bottom up’ approach to assessing and treating developmental issues, targeting the foundations that cause an issue rather than just the issue itself.
For example, please refer to the developmental pyramid shown. If a child is having difficulty with handwriting or attention and concentration (which are part of academic learning at the top of the pyramid), thrive would carefully consider the building blocks for academic learning (lower areas of the pyramid) to determine the root cause of the issues. For example, is the child struggling with their sensory processing skills so they find sitting still difficult? Is the child able to phase out unnecessary stimuli to attend to the task at hand? Do they have difficulty processing more than one instruction at a time?
The physical, social, emotional, behavioural and environmental factors that impact development are carefully considered and unlocked in a jig saw type fashion. This enables parents to grasp the bigger picture surrounding the issues their kids are experiencing. Intervention is then targeted toward the presenting issues, the root causes and the broader context surrounding the issues.
Thrive believes that the best therapeutic tools a child can have are educated parents/caregivers and teachers. Intervention therefore seeks to empower these key players in a child’s life, with the tools required for the child to ‘thrive’.