Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2016’

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Social enterprise run by Children’s communication charity gets investment-ready with help from the Social Business Trust Design

The Social Business Trust (SBT) a charity that invests professional support and cash grants in established social enterprises, will more than double the number of social enterprises it works with, in two years, as a result of SBT Design, a new programme announced today 23 February 2016. The social enterprise arm of I CAN, the children’s communication charity is one …

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A guest blog from Arabella Lucas, an I CAN volunteer

I don’t know when autism was first described to me, but my older brother was diagnosed at the age of six. It took me a very long time to notice that there was any difference between him and my sister and I. We shared a bedroom for a few years and I remember playing Lego with him, saving up for …

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The crucial role of early language for learning: let’s change the story – a blog from Bob Reitemeier, I CAN’s Chief Executive

We welcome the recent report on early language development published by Save the Children as part of the Read On. Get On. Campaign. It makes us ask yet again, when are we going to finally change the story it presents? The report shows how very young children continue to struggle as a result of poor language development. At I CAN …

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Communication skills for work are skills for life

I CAN’s Lead Communication Advisor for Youth Programmes, Maxine Burns writes the 2nd edition of I CAN’s Talk Paper ‘Skills for Work: Skills for Life’. Read the paper here. I’ve worked in the field of speech, language and communication for many years, but one thing that hasn’t changed during my varied career is my belief that communication skills are at …

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Guest blog: Chatterbox Challenge 2016 with Talking Tots

We’re coming to the end of Chatterbox Challenge 2016 week and we hope you’ve enjoyed getting your little ones involved in some of the fun activities from our activity pack! Our final guest blog comes from Talking Tots who have some great ideas for indoor activities that are fantastic fun AND help promote speech and language development! Winter is here …

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