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 […]

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, […]

Keys of Social Communication

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Social communication comes naturally to many of us, but for kids with speech, language or other developmental challenges, navigating the social world can be tricky. You can read more about social communication, and how we nurture it at ICT here.

ICT 2017 Summer Camp is Off to a Great Start!

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Cover image: Campers collaborated to create a mural during our “Under the Sea” week at camp.  We opened our new doors with a bang, welcoming campers to our Engines at Play Summer Intensive Program. Our first two weeks focused on learning social, emotional and language skills through the themes of “Under The Sea” and “Music […]

A New Chapter for ICT

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We’re excited to share that today marks the beginning of a new chapter for ICT! Our New Facility We’re in a beautiful new facility at 2103 Coral Way, Suite 720 in Miami, 33145–just blocks from our previous location. We’ve renovated it from top to bottom to allow plenty of space with natural light for play-based […]

Tummy Time’s Role in Feeding, Speech & Language Development

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Tummy Time! Child development experts have sung (and sung) its praises, and most parents and parents to-be understand that it’s important. Placing your baby tummy down on your chest, lap, or supervised on the floor is integral to every aspect of her development. Here, we’ll sing tummy time’s praises again, focusing on its role in […]

ICT Social Communication Groups: Member Stories

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Artwork: “Expressing Your Emotions” by a Member of an ICT Social Communication Group for Teenagers As Autism Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to shine the spotlight on how our social communication groups have helped our kiddos. Autism and other developmental challenges can make navigating the social world very difficult. In the words […]

Put the Screens Away and Play!

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We’re honored to be featured in the latest edition of the Coral Gables Counseling Center’s newsletter! Click through to read our article about how screens can interfere with language and social development.