OT is coming to an end after two years. What is the average time frame to be in OT?
My son is 6 and has been in OT for SPD and ADHD since he was 4. It really has become a part of our lives. For the past year and a half he met with his therapist once a week and then it switched to once every other week around June.
This past September his therapist was moving away so we got a new therapist. She hasn't been able to provoke my son and get him frustrated or to melt down like the other therapist could. Those are the behaviors that we need the therapy with the most. Yesterday she told me that he is ready to be discharged. We will have one more visit in two weeks and then that is is. Part of me isn't sure I'm ready to stop, but I also know we weren't expecting to be in OT forever. We knew at some point this day would come. My husband says that fact that the therapist isn't able to provoke our son is a good thing, it means that he's learned how to cope properly.
On the one hand I agree, but I do still see many of the behaviors that are socially awkward that I wish so badly I could help with with. I do a lot with our son to help keep him from melting down and to help him with his energy level and frustrations, so part of me knows that as scared as I am to be letting go of the safety blanket of OT, I also know the therapists know that I have all the tools to work with him at home. I was also told that if things start to get bad we can come back for another assessment and start therapy again. I'd love to know what a general length of time for OT is for you? I should be so happy with this news, but honestly I'm scared. Thanks for any insight you can provide.