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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]