Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2011’

Talking with teenagers

Parents, carers and family members are by far the most important influences on their children’s lives. It’s through interaction with parents and other adults that speech and language actually develop and this continues to be true right through a young person’s life. But in the often challenging adolescent years, it can be hard for parents and young people to really …

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I CAN’s Dawn House School celebrating following Shine a Light awards

I CAN and staff and students from I CAN’s Dawn House School in Mansfield are celebrating today, as the School was highly commended in the Shine a Light national campaign awards last night (23rd November), in the Communication Friendly Award – Secondary Schools and Colleges Category. Dawn House School and I CAN are also thrilled that the Clipstone Co-operative food …

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Schools get some talking tips from a gold medal athlete

In November, two UK primary schools won a visit from Liz Johnson, Paralympic swimmer to visit the schools and to talk to the students about the importance of believing in yourself to achieve your dreams. St James’s Primary School in Paisley and Percy Hedley Upper and Lower School in Newcastle were entered into a competition for taking part in the …

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Get ready, set, row! Children encouraged to chatter for charity sing-a-long

Today I CAN have launched our new Chatterbox Challenge 2012! The Chatterbox Challenge 2012 will take place between 1- 7 February and with 2012 set to be a special and lively year the theme will be Kids in Motion, which means lots of movement, lots of chatter and above all lots of fun! Speech, language and communication skills are the …

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Dawn House School Pupil Participation Conference – thoughts from Virginia Beardshaw, CEO of I CAN

Before the October half term, I was thrilled to be able to visit Dawn House School for the third annual Pupil Participation Conference. The purpose of the event is to bring organisations, parents and mainstream pupils together to hear about SLCN and explore what it means for the young people at Dawn House themselves. The conference is build around workshops …

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