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Talk about Talk Secondary Employers’ Workshops start to roll off the production line!

Schools participating in I CAN’s pilot of Talk about talk Secondary programme have been running training workshops for external audiences, and they’ve got lots to be proud of! Over the last year staff have been trained, students inducted and a series of lessons delivered so that students have the skills and knowledge to co-present the 2 hour interactive workshop. The …

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Impact of COMPOT monitoring tool

Esther Flynn, Speech and Language Therapist at I CAN’s Dawn House School reports on the impact of their COMPOT (Communication Progress Over Time) monitoring tool The therapy team at I CAN‘s Dawn House School were set the task of developing a tool for showing children’s progress with their functional communication skills. This was a challenge they were keen to meet and …

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Talk Boost KS2 Launch

‘This intervention enabled all of the children to make progress with their communication skills.’ – SENCo, St James Church School, Taunton,  Somerset. Last week I CAN launched its latest intervention programme – Talk Boost KS2 targeted at children aged 7-10 who have delayed language development. We know that good language skills are crucial for learning, literacy and making friends but that …

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Babbling babies – born talking!

Jill Atkinson, I CAN’s Lead Communication Advisor, tells us about the stages her new granddaughter is going through as she learns to talk. Working as an I CAN Advisor with a background in teaching, mainly in the Early Years, the birth of my first grandchild has been eagerly awaited. In February 2016, Jessica was born and like many grandparents my …

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I CAN speaks to Courtenay Norbury, lead researcher of the UCL led SCALES research into language disorder

I CAN’s Lead Advisor for Communications Mandy Grist interviews Courtenay Norbury. Last week saw the publication of the latest report from the UCL led SCALES project “The impact of nonverbal ability on prevalence and clinical presentation of language disorder: evidence from a population study”. I was lucky enough to meet with Courtenay Norbury, lead researcher, and was able to ask …

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