ETB Parental Involvement Blog

Early Talk Boost and Parents

Many articles and studies have been published over the years emphasising the importance of parental involvement in education and the positive impact it has on children’s academic attainment. A recent report from the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) highlighted the importance of interaction between parents and their children’s nursery or school in early intervention programmes. You can read the full report …

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Parent Interaction Therapy at Meath School

At I CAN’s Meath School we have been trialling Parent Interaction Therapy (PCI) and Adult Interaction therapy (ACI) with our pupils. This approach is an adult/parent based intervention for young children with language delay or disorders. It aims to support language by improving the communication environment and does so through giving parents and carers strategies that can help the development …

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Dawn House School Pupil Participation Conference

Students, staff, parents and visitors all came together at I CAN’s Dawn House School on the 14th of October for the annual Pupil Participation Conference, entitled, ‘Back to Basics’. The conference focused on the importance of the challenges faced by young people with communication needs and their families. The conference had students and staff visiting for the first time from St …

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I CAN launches its Every Child A Voice appeal at the House of Lords

To celebrate the launch of I CAN’s Every Child A Voice appeal earlier this month we invited 80 guests to an exclusive dinner and auction at the House of Lords. The event launched our new three year fundraising appeal which aims to raise £5 million to support children up to the age of 19 with communication difficulties. The event was …

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Shakespeare comes alive at Dawn House School

Last month Dawn House School students in key stages 4 and 5 performed Shakespeare’s Hamlet at the Palace Theatre in Mansfield to commemorate 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare along with four other schools from the local area. The performance took place as part of Shakespeare Schools Festival, a national event that runs throughout 2016/17. The students excelled …

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