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, […]

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 […]

Staff Highlight: Katie Sacasa, M.S., CCC-SLP

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This month we’re highlighting one of our speech therapists, Katie Sacasa. Our Co-Founder and Director of Speech Therapy, Mandy Alvarez, says: “Katie came to us with extensive experience in areas that are aligned with our focus on social communication. She has great knowledge about and experience with social thinking-based philosophies and techniques, and that trickles […]

Spotlight On Staff: Melissa Marinelli Izquierdo, M.S., CCC-SLP

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This month we’re shining a light on our Speech Language Pathologist Melissa Marinelli Izquierdo. Melissa’s passion and enthusiasm are contagious. Her efforts not only enhance the work that she does with children, but also promote invaluable team building among all ICT members. Below, Melissa shares some of her experiences as an SLP at Integrated Children’s […]