A sample of a 2.75-hour morning session:

8:45am

Therapist arrives at client’s home

Prepare toys and materials for today’s session

9:00am

Playing toys together in bedroom

  • relationship building
  • social communication skill
  • play skill
9:20am

Sitting at table doing structured tasks (with mini play breaks)

  • cognitive skill
  • learning to learn skill
  • attention
9:50am

Reading story books on sofa

  • language skill
  • general knowledge
  • expanding interest
10:10am

Snack time at dining table

  • self-help skill
  • conversation skill
10:30am

Playing board game on floor

  • play skill
  • social communication skill
  • attention
10:50am

Doing structured tasks on floor in bedroom (with mini play breaks)

  • cognitive skill
  • learning to learn skill
  • attention
11:20am

Playing physical activities in living room

  • gross motor skill
  • observational learning
  • imitation skill
11:30am

Listening to story on bed

  • listening comprehension
  • attention skill
  • language skill
11:40am

Tidying up toys and materials together

  • self- help skill
  • organization skill
11:45am

Therapist debriefs parents before ending today’s session

Ensure skills are generalized outside therapy hours

Other segments that are commonly seen in a therapy session:

Going to community

  • general knowledge
  • community skill
  • skill generalization

Playdate

  • social communication skill
  • skill generalization

Working on academic programs

  • cognitive skill
  • school readiness
  • fine motor skill

Toilet training

  • self-help skill