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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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Facts, Statistics and Children’s Early Language

Mary Hartshorne, Director of Impact at I CAN, discusses how increased public awareness of the facts about children’s early language has benefited parents and carers.  Some facts and statistics stick in your mind, don’t they? Many of mine are food related: Eat five fruit and veg a day! You burn more calories eating a stick of celery than you gain …

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“I just wanted to do my bit!” – Catherine’s Story

As a newly qualified speech and language therapist, Catherine Sims knows all about the challenges that children with speech and language communication needs (SLCN) have. That’s why she decided to run the London Marathon for I CAN! See our full conversation below. What was the inspiration behind your desire to run the London Marathon? It was something I’ve always wanted …

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Being an Intern at Meath School – Ceri’s Story

Ceri is one of the Undergraduate psychology students interning at I CAN’s Meath School. Here she gives a brief insight into the placement, and the impact of her experiences half way through her year. When I applied for the placement at Meath School, I didn’t know what to expect. I knew I wanted experience of working with children and a …

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Jules Whicher – A Communication Champion

Jules Whicher, winner of the Communication Champion of the Year Award and the overall winner of the Pearson Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2019 Shine a Light Awards, outlines what communication means to her. I still can’t believe that nearly a week ago I was sat alongside other finalists at the Shine A Light Awards ceremony in London, organised by …

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