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“It’s empowering her by giving her choices” – Claire’s Story

The Bill Harrison Assessment Service at I CAN gives parents and carers the key information they need to help their child with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). We spoke to one parent, Claire Keulen, about how the assessment has helped her daughter Nell and the progress she’s made as a result. Tell me a bit about your daughter Nell. …

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The Bill Harrison Assessment Service: Giving Parents Clarity

The Bill Harrison Assessment Service in Ottershaw, Surrey offers multi-disciplinary assessment for children with communication difficulties. Assessment Centre Manager Sarah Billingham outlines the impact the centre has had on children with speech and language communication needs (SLCN).  The assessment service is accessed by families from a wide geographical area, many of whom have children with undiagnosed developmental delays or identified …

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Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Access for All – what action is being taken?

Head of Evidence at I CAN Mary Hartshorne introduces the theme of this edition of the ICC, ‘Access for All’. She also provides an update on our flagship publication, Bercow: Ten Years On and our plans for it going forward. On 22nd October, the Government published its response to Bercow: Ten Years On – a review of provision for children …

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Research Round Up December 2018

McKean C., Reilly S., Bavin E. L., Bretherton L., Cini E, Conway L., Cook F., Eadie P., Prior M., Wake M.and ,Mensah F. (2017) Language Outcomes at 7 Years: Early Predictors and Co-Occurring Difficulties Paediatrics 139: 3 In a study carried out in Australia, 1910 infants were recruited at age 8-10 months and followed up at ages 2 and 4 years …

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Knowle Academy – Bridging the Gap Between Behaviour and Communication

Knowle DGE is a specialist Academy for young people with additional needs principally in the areas of Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH), Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Speech Language and Communication (SLCN) and Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). Deputy Headteacher Kate Lee-Wells and Speech and Language Therapist Anne-Marie Cray outline the approaches that Knowle take in helping their children with SLCN and the …

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