ICT Camp Update – Weeks 3&4

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Weeks 3 & 4 of our Engines at Play summer camp nurtured language, social, and emotional learning through the themes “animals” and “superheroes”. We’re having a blast and seeing progress every day. Here’s what we’ve been up to:                 Keep an eye out for our next camp update, […]

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Social interaction is remarkably complex and far surpasses the words we speak! You can learn more about social communication here, and one of our favorite tools for teaching it here.  

Parent Tips for Back-to-School

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It’s that time of year again: Summer is winding down as you gear up for a change in routine. Starting school after summer vacation is a big change for most kids. For little ones going to school for the first time, or for children with developmental or social challenges, it can be especially tough. We […]

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Reading interactively with your child opens a chest of endless language treasure. Vocabulary, grammar, sequencing, predicting, narrative development, social rules and, of course, cuddle time!

Summer Camp Update – Weeks 5&6

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We’ve wrapped up weeks 5 and 6 of our Engines at Play Summer Intensive Program. Our campers continue to show steady progress from week to week. Keep reading to see what we’ve been up to with our latest themes: Pirates and Camping! But first, we’re excited to announce that due to the popularity of this […]

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Play is rich with opportunities for language and social learning. Like any skill, it takes practice to know how to play. This weekend, create opportunities for your child to explore, pretend, build, climb, and connect with her favorite person: You! Wishing you a happy, play-filled weekend!

Yoga for Children with Speech, Language & Social Challenges

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It’s hard to go anywhere these days without spotting someone with a rolled-up yoga mat under an arm. Yoga’s popularity continues to rise as more and more people discover its positive effects on the body, mind, and spirit. But the benefits of yoga don’t stop there. We recently brought a new speech-language pathologist on board […]

Introducing ICT Year-Round Language Stimulation Program

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Do you have a pre-school aged child who struggles with language or social interaction? This Fall we will offer our popular Engines at Play program throughout the school year. The first 6-week session starts September 5th, M-F 8:30a – 12p. Enrollment is limited to 6 children, so be sure to sign up today! You can […]

4 Ways to Nurture Your Child’s Language Skills Every Day

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Here’s how doing these 4 things every day nurtures your child’s language skills: Routines allow for repeated exposure to language during a natural, structured activity, like bath time, bedtime, or mealtime. Reading interactively combines listening to language with visuals, which supports comprehension. Reading also helps children build vocabulary, follow a sequence, predict elements of a […]

Yoga Class is Coming to ICT!

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A 6-week class meeting every Wednesday at 4p starts September 6th and you won’t want your child to miss it! This year we added yoga to our Engines at Play Summer Intensive Program, thanks to our newest therapist, Jacki, who received training to teach yoga to children with special needs. Our campers look forward to […]