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2017 Pediatric Summer Camps

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Get ready! This summer the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is offering three different pediatric summer camps. The camps will have fun activities for kids and each will have an area of focus: speech, gait and upper extremity function.

Power Play: CIMT Summer Camp

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Led by our 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.

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

Session 1 (2 year olds)
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday June 19 – June 28
10:00 am – Noon

Session 2 (ages 3-5)
Monday – Thursday July 10 – July 27
8:30 – 11:30 am

Session 3 (ages 6-9)
Monday – Thursday July 10 – July 27
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Stride Through Summer: Pediatric Gait Camp

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Led by our pediatric physical therapists, Stride Through Summer is a four-week program for children 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.

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

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday July 11 – August 3
4:30 – 6:30 pm

Let's Get Loud! Pediatric Speech Camp

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Led by our pediatric speech-language pathologists, 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.

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

Monday through Thursday June 26 – July 18*
10:00 am - 11:30 am
*No camp on Monday, July 4

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All sessions for all camps are held at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab 355 East Erie Street Chicago, IL 60611.

To sign up, please contact Lauren Eckerle at 312.238.6129 or leckerle1@sralab.org

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