Signs of sensory integration issues

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Signs of sensory integration issues

When a child is having issues with sensory integration, you will see it in their behavior. They will become easily frustrated. They will become overwhelmed in some sensory environments, especially in some very busy environments, like birthday parties. School environments. Preschool environments. They can also have difficulties with learning. They can have difficulties socially and emotionally. Difficulties in preschool and learning to play with friends. Keeping themselves calm and happy. Listening and following directions. Ultimately, in elementary school, it can lead to difficulties in learning to read, learning to write, math, memory, and attention. Sensory integration can also occur in conjunction with other difficulties or diagnosis, such as, Attention Deficit, Asperger's, Autism, learning disability, dyslexia. They can have a motor skills delay. They can have gross motor, large motors, learning to crawl, run, jump, play, skip. They can also have trouble with fine motors like, holding a pencil and writing.

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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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