Educational therapists and when to seek one

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Educational therapists and when to seek one

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When children are struggling with learning to read and write, with math. When they get older and struggling with study skills, organizational skills, attention, memory. An educational therapist is a wonderful resource to help both the parent, teacher and child. Educational therapists usual hold a degree as a masters in special education. They understand the intricacy and the uniqueness to assess how each individual child learns. Whether they are learning and are stronger in their visual systems, auditory systems. And also to find out why and what's going on with that individual child that learning is so challenging and so difficult. An educational therapist can provide both valuable advocacy for the child as well as remediation programs that will help that child be successful in learning.

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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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