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#Bercow10: Working with Parents

Parents know their children inside out and back to front. They see them at home, in school or nursery as well as out and about. They are often described as ‘experts’ in their own children. But what we’re hearing through the Bercow: Ten Years On review is that sometimes this can be very lonely. One young person told us: “They …

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Plans in Place – supporting parents

Liz Wood is a Regional Manager on I CAN’s Place Strategy, here she explains how involving parents is key to reaching out to some of the country’s most deprived areas. Parents play a huge role in supporting their children’s speech, language and communication and the amount and type of language used at home has been shown to have an effect …

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Research Round Up – December 2017

As we approach the end of the year, the reports that have been commissioned during the first school term have been coming through thick and fast. Here are some of the key findings and studies you don’t want to have missed. The Department of Education (DfE) published “Good intentions, good enough?” an independent report into the experiences and outcomes of …

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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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