Nonverbal toddlers

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Nonverbal toddlers

If your one and a half year old is not using between 5 and 20 words, that may be a time to consult your pediatrician and, also, a speech and language pathologist, to find out where their communication skills are. Part of that process is looking at non-verbal communication, which is how your child uses emotional expressions and gesturing, following directions. Their social relatedness to the world, as well as, verbal communication. Both pieces are important in communication.

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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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