The assessment is likely the first time we meet. An intake form will be filled out to gain a basic idea of the client’s needs and history. It is important to be thorough and open in this intake process. If needed during an assessment, caregivers can come into the treatment room while the therapist works with the client. There might be questions such as “is this a common behavior at home?” or “what are favorite songs?” This portion of the assessment lasts about 60 minutes. After the assessment, the therapist will develop a unique treatment plan with goals and objectives to address in-future therapy sessions.