Author Archive for: ‘ICANCharity’

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Gaining A Voice with Meath School: Tom’s Story

Below Victoria tells us of the progress her son Tom has made since attending I CAN’s Meath School Our son Thomas, who is now 11, started attending Meath – I CAN’s specialist school – in January 2010, when he was five and a half years old. Thomas has a rare chromosome deletion disorder called Koolen De Vries syndrome which has …

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Dawn House School students invited to perform at Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Four further education students from Dawn House, I CAN’s specialist school, have been chosen to showcase their musical talents at the prestigious Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham next month. The students, aged between 16  and 19 have been working with a DJ from County Youth Arts Nottingham over the past four months, composing songs and honing their musical skills. The group …

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Early Talk Boost and Talk Boost arrive in Aberdeen

A blog from Lead Communication Advisor at I CAN, Jill Atkinson A very warm welcome awaited me when I journeyed to Aberdeen to deliver Talk Boost and Early Talk Boost training. The enthusiastic participants were Speech and Language Therapists and Teachers due to become Scotland’s first I CAN licensed tutors for these two programmes. I was impressed by the already well …

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A parent story: The impact Talk Boost KS1 made to my son

Since launching in March 2012, I CAN’s Talk Boost KS1 intervention has reached almost 40,000 children in 2,200 schools, boosting their communication skills and helping them to catch up with their peers. One of those children is Mandy’s six year old son, Caiden. Caiden, who is in year 1, recently finished a 10 week Talk Boost KS1 intervention. When describing …

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Guest blog: Have a tip-top Chatterbox Challenge with PACEY’s top tips

Here at the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) we are really excited about the upcoming Chatterbox Challenge week on 8th-14th February 2016. PACEY understands that language is important because it forms the foundation for interacting with others – allowing us to communicate our needs, thoughts and experiences. Babies are born ready to communicate – listening, responding and …

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