Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2017’

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7 Points to Check Your Intervention

Penny Hamilton-Dick is a Speech and Language Therapist at I CAN’s Meath School in Surrey.  Here she presents some thoughts on her first time attending the NAPLIC (National Association of Professionals concerned with Language Impairment in Children) conference in Birmingham earlier this year. In May, a small group of teachers and speech and language therapists from Meath School attended the …

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Remember, Remember 5 Tips for November

Almost everyone loves Guy Fawkes Night – wrapping up warm, enjoying the fireworks, eating the hotdogs…great fun! And just like all activities this can be a great opportunity for supporting and developing early language skills, in the midst of all the action. Here’s a top five activity list for you to try on Guy Fawkes night (and beyond)… how many …

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Thinking differently to build a truly inclusive society

I CAN’s Director of Education, Deirdre Fitzpatrick draws from her experience on how we can change our thinking and our approach to create a truly inclusive society for children with special educational needs (SEN). I have learnt to think differently. I have learnt not to accept the world as it is, not to accept the status quo. I have learnt …

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A Nurtured Transformation – William’s story

Elisabeth Basford is the mother of 17-year-old William, a student at I CAN’s Dawn House School. Here she shares the challenges and rewards of raising a child with complex speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and her aspirations for him as he nears a cross-road in his education. Around two years of age, William began to show some very serious …

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A step ahead – 5 tips to get marathon ready

It’s about this time of year we hear the all too familiar grumbles when it’s mentioned that Christmas is less than two months away. Yes this year has flown by. For many, now is also the time to start thinking about the running season, particularly as the London Marathon is less than six months away. A lot of marathon participants …

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