Author Archive for: ‘ICANCharity’

Mandy Grist

Understanding the links between dyslexia and speech, language and communication needs

The 4th – 10th October was Dyslexia Awareness Week; an important campaign that highlighted the difficulties faced by those with dyslexia and ways they can be supported. Dyslexia affects one in ten people – the same number of children and young people affected by speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). I CAN’s speech and language specialist, Mandy Grist, talks us through …

Read More
research round up

Research Round Up – October 2017

Throughout September many impactful studies surrounding education and speech and language development were concluded and published. We have picked up and highlighted just a few to bring to your attention. The Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at the University College of London conducted research on how children learn abstract concepts like ‘idea’ or ‘freedom’. The study has implications for …

Read More
No Pens Day Wednesday

Pens down, speak up! It’s #NoPensDay Wednesday

Today (4th October, 2017) is No Pens Day Wednesday, a day dedicated to showcasing the importance of speech, language and communication within the classroom, encouraging schools and settings to put down their pens and to run a day of speaking and listening activities. With the first No Pens Day being held in 2011, the event is now in its seventh …

Read More
Meath School SSE

Changing Signs at Meath School

Kayleigh Turner is a Senior Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) at I CAN’s Meath School in Surrey.  Here she presents a two year review of the introduction and use of Sign Supported English (SSE) at Meath School. In September 2015 the staff, children, parents, carers, friends and families jointly began an exciting journey to launch Sign Supported English (SSE) at …

Read More

Are you interested in helping the Bercow: Ten Years On project hear the views of children and young people?

Are you interested in helping the Bercow: Ten Years On project hear the views of children and young people? Have you got experience of speaking with groups of children and young people and facilitating discussions? Then this new paid opportunity could be for you! We are inviting applications for an exciting role to plan and deliver a series of children …

Read More