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Enabling Early Years: How SLCN Training for Early Years Settings Empowers Parents

Kate Freeman, Speech and Language Advisor for I CAN, discusses how training early years professionals makes a difference for parents of children with speech, language and communication needs. Early intervention is critical for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Without the right support early on in their lives, the gap between children with SLCN and their peers widens …

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Changing the Conversation: Putting Parents at the Heart of Speech and Language Learning

‘Changing the Conversation about Language’ is taking a new approach to speech and language learning in disadvantaged areas. Louisa Reeves, Lead Speech and Language Advisor at I CAN, discusses the project’s impact so far. Communicating confidently with a wide vocabulary is key to a child’s successful start at nursery and school. In some areas of the country, however, children are …

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Let’s Play! How Playing at Home Makes Learning Easy

Stephanie Coleman, Community Manager at early years’ technology company EasyPeasy, explains why play is a crucial part of learning at home   Play is a universal language that we all learn to speak from a very young age. Play underpins human behaviour and is crucial in aiding development, especially in the early years. Through playful interactions children can develop language and …

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Changing Playtimes at Meath School

Simon Elliott, Head of Therapies at Meath School, reports on how structured play sessions have benefited pupils with speech, language and communication needs. Play is a key vehicle for learning for all children, however, children with speech, language and communication needs may find unstructured play more challenging. For pupils at I CAN’s Meath School, playtime can mean struggling to understand …

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Research Round Up – June 2019

This round up of recent reports and studies focuses on vulnerable children; language and literacy; and Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Vulnerable children Timpson Review Of school exclusion DfE (May 2019) Edward Timpson’s review highlights the variation in exclusions practice. It mentions the high numbers of pupils with SEND who are excluded. The review makes 30 recommendations around leadership, training, creating incentives …

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