Articulation issues

Occupational Therapist Melissa Idelson, OTR/L, shares advice for parents on the best methods for helping your child with speech articulation issues
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Articulation issues

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Often children have difficulty learning to say all the sounds, and one of the sounds that is very common is the lisp, which sounds very cute usually on a four-year old. Often the lisp can be a developmental era an will go away in time. But not all articulation eras, such as a lisp, are developmental. And it is very important to see a speech and language pathologist and have a full articulation assessment to find out if your child's articulation era, whether it's a W, an R, an L, or an S is truly developmental or is an articulation era that's going to need some support. By the time a child enters kindergarten, we would like there to be no articulation eras, because articulation eras can cause difficulties when a child is learning to read and write, as they will hear an incorrect sound if they're making an incorrect sound.

Occupational Therapist Melissa Idelson, OTR/L, shares advice for parents on the best methods for helping your child with speech articulation issues

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Melissa Idelson, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Melissa Idelson, OTR/L has been working as a Sensory Integration trained Occupational Therapist for 22 years. She is the Founder and Director of the Child Success Center (CSC) in Santa Monica CA. CSC recognizes that development and learning challenges are multi-faceted. They offer Occupational, Speech-Language, and Educational Therapy to children birth through 13 years of age; tailored to meet each child and families individual needs. As a child development specialist, Melissa guides parent and child through the development and/or learning process. Her team of highly skilled therapists at CSC know how to put the pieces of the puzzle together to complete each child¹s unique picture, and design a therapy program that will enable them to thrive. Melissa Idelson and the CSC team offer assessment and treatment, along with parent and teacher education for early intervention. 

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