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Using Brain Imaging to Study Language Development

By Saloni Krishnan Our ability to communicate with others is something we often take for granted. Yet, having language allows us to talk about the things we are experiencing, as well as what we have experienced in the past and what we want to happen in the future. Language gives us access to knowledge that others have, through conversations, reading, …

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Life as an Occupational Therapist at Dawn House School

Occupational Therapists (OT) do life-changing and important work for children with speech and language communication needs (SLCN). Two OTs at our Dawn House School, Lucy Geden and Sophie Cockell talk about what a regular day in the life of an OT entails! The Occupational Therapy team at Dawn House School consists of two Occupational Therapists and three Occupational Therapy Assistants. …

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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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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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