Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2015’

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Learning to read with Jake and Tizzy!

Here at I CAN we know that early language skills are indicators of a child’s later academic success and are key to their ability to learn to read – that’s why we developed the Jake & Tizzy series! This series of eight books produced by I CAN, the children’s communication charity, is based on everyday familiar situations that children find …

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New survey results from Save the Children

By Kate Freeman, Lead Communication Advisor A recent Save the Children survey highlighted teachers’ concerns about children struggling to speak in full sentences and follow simple instructions.  Teachers said that many never catch up and that early language gaps drag down school results, making it harder to deliver the curriculum for all children. Speaking and listening skills underpin literacy and …

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A blog to say Farewell and Happy Christmas!

Its been a very long goodbye,  but the moment to say “Farewell” as Chief Executive of I CAN is fast approaching. I CAN celebrated its 127th birthday on 26 November.  I’ve only been responsible for the most recent ten and a half of those years. With such a distinguished history, all any one person can do is serve the charity …

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What aspects of communication do young people find most challenging?

A blog by Maxine Burns, Lead Communication Advisor One feature of I CAN’s original Talk about Talk programme that helped it win this year’s Shine a Light Award for innovation from The Communication Trust and Pearson Assessment, is the way it involved young people right from the word go. Teenagers helped to design and then co-delivered a short course to …

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