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2016 RIC Summer Camps

RIC is excited to offer three specialized summer camps for pediatric patients.

Power Play: Pediatric CIMT Summer Camp

Stride Through Summer: Pediatric Gait Summer Camp

Let’s Get Loud: Pediatric Speech Summer Camp

 

All camps may be billed to insurance.  All sessions are held at our main hospital location at 345 E. Superior St. Chicago, IL 60611.

For questions or to sign up for any of the camps below, please contact Lauren Eckerle, Outpatient Pediatrics Clinical Manager, at 312.238.6129  or leckerle1@ric.org


Power Play: Pediatric CIMT Summer Camp

Session 1 (2 year olds)

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
June 20 – June 29

10 am – Noon

Session 2 (ages 3-5)

Monday – Thursday
July 11 – July 28

8:30 – 11:30 am

Session 3 (ages 6-9)

Monday – Thursday
July 11 – July 28

1 – 4 pm

Power Play Summer Camp Led by RIC pediatric occupational therapists, Power Play is a four-week program that focuses on improving upper extremity function in children who have spastic hemiplegia or hemiparesis as a result of cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke or other diagnoses.

This program utilizes principles from a modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) protocol, in which the unaffected arm is restrained by a removable cast and the affected arm is used for all functional activities.

Camp activities include games, art projects, outings, sensory play activities, bimanual activities and self-care. Children will be evaluated at the beginning and end of camp so progress in strength, flexibility and use of the affected arm will be measured.

Requirements: A physician referral/prescription is required to participate in the camp.

 


Stride Through Summer: Pediatric Gait Summer Camp

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
July 12 – August 4

4:30 – 6:30 pm

Stride Through Summer - CampLed by RIC pediatric physical therapists, Stride Through Summer is a four-week program for individuals looking for a challenge. It will include high intensity exercise and activities to improve gait, balance, strength and endurance. We will also provide education to transition these skills back to your community, school and home.

Requirements: A physician referral is required to participate. A PT evaluation and a 2D gait analysis need to be completed before camp begins.


 

Let’s Get Loud: Pediatric Speech Summer Camp

Monday through Thursday
June 27 – July 21*

10 am - 11:30 am

*Please note: No camp on Monday, July 4

 

Lets Get Loud Summer CampLed by RIC pediatric speech-language pathologists, our Let’s Get Loud camp focuses on improving speech intelligibility in children who have impaired respiration, phonation and/or articulation as a result of cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke or other diagnoses.

This specially-designed, therapeutic camp program utilizes amplitude-based principles, which have been shown to improve overall speech intelligibility.

Requirements: A physician referral/prescription is required to participate in the camp.