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 […]

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 […]

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Registration for Spring Camp is Open

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Our Spring Intensive Program is an opportunity for kids age 2 – 7 with language and/or sensory motor delays to gain invaluable skills while having springtime fun! We focus on sensory processing and language skills while nurturing social and emotional growth–all in a supported, small-group environment. Some benefits of our Spring Camp: Helps parents maintain […]

From Purees to Carrot Sticks – When is Baby Ready for New Foods?

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As a new parent, you might be wondering when to introduce different types of solid foods to your baby. Our advice–from one of our speech language pathologists, Chris Rowlee, and our Co-Founder and Director of Speech Therapy Mandy Alvarez–is simple and based on years of correcting feeding-related issues: When your baby meets new gross motor […]

Another Great Winter Camp!

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Our 2016 Winter Camp was two fun-filled weeks for our participating kiddos. We focused on themes like winter season, holiday fun, music, art, animals, occupations, and the new year. The daily routine provided structure, which helped the kids feel safe, in control, and open to learning. We highlighted some of our camp activities below with […]

Registration for Winter Camp is Open

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Our Winter Intensive Program is an opportunity for kids age 2 – 7 with language and/or sensory motor delays to gain invaluable skills while having wintertime fun! We focus on sensory processing and language skills while nurturing social and emotional growth–all in a supported, small-group environment. Some benefits of our Winter Camp: Helps parents maintain […]

Social-Emotional Skills in Children with Developmental Challenges

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Social-emotional development is gaining time in the spotlight as studies highlight its crucial role in overall learning. Being able to manage emotions, experience empathy, and forge relationships with others are important building blocks. For kids with developmental challenges, especially autism spectrum disorder, these skills can be especially challenging. Understanding Challenges  We found this excellent article […]

Halloween Festivities at ICT

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Our 2016 Halloween Party was spooktacular! Halloween can be overwhelming for kids with developmental and sensory challenges. Our goal was to create a safe place for our kids to explore the holiday. They enjoyed language, movement, and sensory activities in a familiar environment. Holiday parties, social groups, and camps are also great opportunities for us […]