Author Archive for: ‘ICANCharity’

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Babbling babies – born talking!

Jill Atkinson tells us about the stages her new granddaughter is going through as she learns to talk. With a background in teaching, mainly in the Early Years, the birth of my first grandchild has been eagerly awaited. In February 2016, Jessica was born and like many grandparents my first glimpse of her was overwhelming and I was literally ‘walking …

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I CAN speaks to Courtenay Norbury, lead researcher of the UCL led SCALES research into language disorder

I CAN’s Lead Advisor for Communications Mandy Grist interviews Courtenay Norbury. Last week saw the publication of the latest report from the UCL led SCALES project “The impact of nonverbal ability on prevalence and clinical presentation of language disorder: evidence from a population study”. I was lucky enough to meet with Courtenay Norbury, lead researcher, and was able to ask …

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Bob Reitemeier, our Chief Executive, comments on plans introduced in the Queen’s Speech.

I tuned in with interest today to the Queens Speech to listen to the Government plans to improve life chances for the most disadvantaged.  At I CAN we believe that communication is the fundamental life skill for all children.  Good communication is key to ensuring children get the best start in life but it is unfortunately the case that upwards …

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Four Years of Talk Boost KS1!

In March this year we celebrated four years of Talk Boost KS1, our targeted and evidence-based intervention programme supporting language delayed children in Reception and Key Stage One (KS1) to make progress with their language and communication. Talk Boost KS1 has continued to grow from strength to strength by delivering fantastic outcomes and being successfully replicated in everyday practice. Since …

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Speech sounds in the early years – some typical ages and stages for development

A blog from I CAN Communication Advisor, Amanda Baxter. Ma fweds Peas and Cawwot (My friends are Reece and Charlotte) When children are learning to talk they are still learning to make the sounds we use as adults. A lot of hard work goes in to this – and has been since they were born! All those endless blowing raspberries, …

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