What is sensory integration?

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What is sensory integration?

Sensory integration is a function of the brain and body working together. It occurs in every single human being. It is a way that we interpret the world, that we interact with the world, and it happens in every activity in everything we do. It is a way that we take in information through all of your sensory systems. That's your visual system, sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, and movement. All of that information comes into the brain and gets interpreted. You remember things. You act on past experiences. For children, they play and they learn. Without that information, playing and learning can be very difficult.

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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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