Verbal skills and developmental concerns

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Verbal skills and developmental concerns

The age between two and three, there is a lot of language development that occurs. So it is often very difficult to be able to know if you need to be worried or concerned about your child's language development. At the age of three, a child has about 450 words. They are using short sentences. They are using language to communicate, to socialize. At that time, many children are put in social situations. If your child is struggling with using their language to communicate. If they are staring to push or hit or biting or avoiding social situations, becoming overly stressed and frustrated, and you can see that they are really don't have the language capacity; that is the time to consult with a speech pathologist.

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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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