Center-based therapy is available and has many benefits that are not available in other environments:
Center-based therapy is usually scheduled in 3 hour blocks of time where children can stay anywhere from 3-8 hours per day. Regular attendance, just like a school setting, is essential to continue to provide routine and balance. Young children learn to follow schedules, work next to and with their peers, sitting and participating in circle time activities, and work on self-help skills such as: toileting, dressing, cleaning up, putting their personal items into their locker, brushing teeth, etc. For older children it will still include daily routines and structure, but their schedule will be modified to suit their needs and what skills they need to practice. These children still practice gross and fine motor skills, socialization with peers, emotional regulation skills, and group skills such as taking turns, sharing, good sportsmanship, and conversation, etc.