The Zones of Regulation® — Managing Big Feelings

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Learning how to manage big feelings is an important task of childhood. In order to learn, focus, listen, communicate, and engage with peers, we need to know how to regulate emotions like stress, anger, or even excitement. It’s a tough lesson for all kids, but for those with developmental challenges it can be especially hard. […]

Another Great Summer at ICT!

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It’s hard to believe 8 weeks of summer camp have flown by, and our campers are beginning to head back to school! We had a truly wonderful summer at ICT, full of fun and remarkable language, emotional, social and sensory learning. We are so grateful to the families who entrusted us with their little ones, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.