Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2014’


Celebrating the Early Language Development Programme 12,000th Trainee by Virginia Beardshaw I CAN Chief Executive

Today we’re celebrating the fact that our 12,000th local practitioner has been trained by one of our army of Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) lead practitioners. ELDP is a Department for Education sponsored initiative that skills up practitioners in early years settings to develop young children’s language. The celebration is timely: childcare is a hot topic, featuring largely in yesterday’s …

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Chris Roberts is running the Bath Half and the Brighton Marathon for I CAN!

Hi. I’m Christopher Roberts, from Washington State (U.S.). I’m a volunteer at I CAN’s Meath School and have been here since September 2013. To begin, I’ll say what first started as a means to an end, has become a means in and of itself. Through my studies back home, I caught word of an opportunity to volunteer abroad. As a …

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New books available on I CAN’s shop: Starving the Stress Gremlin Review

Starving the Anger Gremlin is a workbook of activities designed for young people who are struggling with managing their stress. It is designed for young people to work through either on their own or with a parent or professional to help guide. The book contains a helpful range of visuals and analogies to support a young person’s understanding of stress. …

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Dawn House School student performs at national Voice Box Competition

On Monday 17th March Alex Horne, a Year 6 pupil from Dawn House School, was one of 10 finalists invited to perform a joke at the national Voice Box competition held at Speaker’s House in the Palace of Westminster. Voice Box, run by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and The Communication Trust, was a national competition for …

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Guest Blog: Early Years Music Making To Support Communication by Boogie Mites

Boogie Mites have released a report that reviews the scientific evidence around the benefits of active music making in the Early Years for developing optimal listening, language, literacy skills and to look at how we as Early Years Practitioners can harness these benefits in our everyday practice, so as to boost the all important skill of communication. For references to …

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