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Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Access for All – what action is being taken?

Head of Evidence at I CAN Mary Hartshorne introduces the theme of this edition of the ICC, ‘Access for All’. She also provides an update on our flagship publication, Bercow: Ten Years On and our plans for it going forward. On 22nd October, the Government published its response to Bercow: Ten Years On – a review of provision for children …

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Research Round Up December 2018

McKean C., Reilly S., Bavin E. L., Bretherton L., Cini E, Conway L., Cook F., Eadie P., Prior M., Wake M.and ,Mensah F. (2017) Language Outcomes at 7 Years: Early Predictors and Co-Occurring Difficulties Paediatrics 139: 3 In a study carried out in Australia, 1910 infants were recruited at age 8-10 months and followed up at ages 2 and 4 years …

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Knowle Academy – Bridging the Gap Between Behaviour and Communication

Knowle DGE is a specialist Academy for young people with additional needs principally in the areas of Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH), Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Speech Language and Communication (SLCN) and Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). Deputy Headteacher Kate Lee-Wells and Speech and Language Therapist Anne-Marie Cray outline the approaches that Knowle take in helping their children with SLCN and the …

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Tots Talking: An Inclusive Project to Help Those Who Need it

Tots Talking is one of I CAN’s innovative programmes, designed to help children from all backgrounds with a speech, language and communication need (SLCN) access the support they require. Speech and Language Advisor Louisa Reeves outlines the project in more detail, the issues its tackling and why it’s needed. Anyone who works with children and families will know the frustration …

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Meath Bonfire Night 2018

Hester Bouwer is a teacher at I CAN’s Meath School in Surrey. Here she tells us about this year’s annual Meath bonfire night and an unexpected but lovely encounter. On Sunday, 4 November, we had our annual Bonfire and fireworks evening at Meath School. It was a brilliant evening with approximately 700 visitors. On the night, I had the privilege …

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