Protecting self-esteem through intervention

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Protecting self-esteem through intervention

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Getting help early is crucial in safeguarding your child's self-esteem and self-worth. We've all been in situations where something has been challenging or difficult for us. As adults, you have the skills and abilities to go ahead and try. For children, they do things if they are fun and they are successful at them. If they don't feel successful and they are not fun, because they are challenging, they will avoid them. They will feel stressed and frustrated by them. The will go and say things like, "I'm not good at this. I'm not as smart as the other kids. I can't do this." When you start to hear those things come out of their mouths, that's the time to get them help.

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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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