Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2017’


First Impressions of Meath School

Stanley Luker is the Speech and Language Therapy Assistant (SLTA) at I CAN’s Meath School in Ottershaw, Surrey.  Here he tells us about his first few months in the role. “What an incredible school.” That was my first thought after I visited Meath School for the day soon after I was offered the role of Speech and Language Therapy Assistant. …

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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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Deirdre Fitzpatrick - I CAN

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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Elisabeth Basford Case Study

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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