Why did the school-based occupational therapist discharge my child, when it is clear that he/she will still benefit from occupational therapy services ?
This is a question I get often from parents who do not understand the reasoning behind this decision. It is normal for parents to feel frustrated, and disappointed in this type of situation. Most of these feelings can be avoided through proper communication between the individuals involved in the child’s care and education. There is a definite difference between school-based OT and private OT services, but most parents/caregiver(s) are unaware of this difference. Below I have provided a brief summary explaining the two services, in hopes of helping families gain insight of the process.