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Pediatric Intensive Therapy Camps

The Boston Ability Center is happy to announce our 2022 intensive therapy camps for children ages 3-10 with neuromuscular impairments. All camps will run from 9am-12pm with two, one-hour therapy sessions followed by one hour of camp activities. 

FEBRUARY

2/21-2/25

1 week, Monday-Friday

Registration opens 12/6

First come, first serve

4 campers

APRIL

4/19-4/22

1 week, Tuesday-Friday

Registration opens 1/10

First come, first serve

4 campers

AUGUST

8/1-8/19

3 weeks, Monday-Friday

Registration opens 1/10

First come, first serve

6 campers

Deposit due upon registration.

To find out if BAC Intensive Therapy Camp is right for your child or to inquire about pricing, please email: carolyn.graham@bostonabilitycenter.com


 

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WHO IS APPROPRIATE FOR CAMP?


Children who were born with or have developed neuromuscular impairments on one or both sides of their body that impact their daily independent function. Any child working on improving the neurological function of his/her upper or lower extremities, or meeting fine and gross motor goals is appropriate for camp. Some diagnoses include: Cerebral Palsy, Hemiplegia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Acute Flaccid Myelitis, Peripheral Motor
Neuron Disorders, and Genetic Syndromes.


WHY ATTEND BAC INTENSIVE THERAPY CAMP?

  • Small groups of 4-6 children allow for social interaction, peer modeling, and social distancing

  • Camp programming designed and led by dedicated and experienced OT and PT staff members and trained graduate students

  • Two consecutive 60-minute individual OT and PT sessions, followed by camp activities

  • Option to include intensive speech, language, or feeding intervention during camp as well

  • Specifically designed activities targeting the use of upper and lower extremities through functional movements necessary to complete daily activities

  • Individualized therapies using evidence-based interventions 

WHAT EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTIONS ARE UTILIZED?

 

  • Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT): Upper extremity rehabilitation of the neurologically impaired arm, involving constraint of the non-affected upper extremity in combination with intensive therapy

  • Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy: Aims to improve the use and coordination of both arms used together in daily function

  • Lite Gait®: Partial support weight bearing that allows for intensive training of posture, balance and gait over a treadmill or over ground

TESTIMONIALS

From the mother of a four-year-old camp participant...

 

"Our son had a fantastic time at the BAC summer camp again this year. It’s the second year he’s attended, and he made even more progress than we could have hoped. The interdisciplinary team of therapists who worked with him were absolutely wonderful. He always had great things to say about the creative activities they integrated into the day. Even though he had lots of therapy throughout each day, he always came home talking about how much fun he had. We’ll definitely be sending him back to camp next summer!"

From a mother of a four-year-old camp participant...

"Our daughter loves the intensive camps so much!  We love that she gets two hours of one-on-one therapy, and she loves all of the fun camp activities (especially arts and crafts) and meeting new friends.  And as a mom of a child with unique needs, it’s so wonderful to let her have a camp experience in a safe environment, while she’s also working hard.  She can’t wait until the next camp!" 

From the mother of a seven-year-old camp participant...

"My son attended the 3 week 2019 summer session of the BAC Intensive Camp; he thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this camp. This opportunity had a tremendously positive impact on him. Being with other kids, adults, build endurance/ strength, having it every day enabled him to make significant physical gains. He enjoyed socializing with his peers and interacting with their amazing, caring staff so much so that he did not even notice how much work he was putting into his therapy sessions.  What I imagined to be a realistic goal for the end of the 3 weeks was accomplished in 3 days. I think BAC is a wonderful model... that everyone communicates with everyone and it's a whole team approach this really benefits each child. The amount of attention to detail for each child was obvious. The kids looked like they had a great time!"