Author Archive for: ‘ICANCharity’

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Staff at I CAN’s Meath School take on a marathon of a challenge

When it was announced in early autumn 2015 that a new school minibus was needed for I CAN’s Meath School, a small group of staff from the school decided that a run-of-the-mill cake sale would not cut the mustard after an initial tentative attempt at fundraising at the Meath School Summer Fete only raised £120. So we had a crazy …

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I CAN Makes Every Second Count for ICAP Charity Day

ICAP’s 24th global annual Charity Day took place this week and I CAN was one of this year’s beneficiary charities. By choosing to donate all their revenue and commissions on one day every year, ICAP have made a positive contribution to the lives of thousands of people and this year I CAN were lucky enough to benefit. From a combined …

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Early Talk Boost and Parents

Many articles and studies have been published over the years emphasising the importance of parental involvement in education and the positive impact it has on children’s academic attainment. A recent report from the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) highlighted the importance of interaction between parents and their children’s nursery or school in early intervention programmes. You can read the full report …

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Parent Interaction Therapy at Meath School

At I CAN’s Meath School we have been trialling Parent Interaction Therapy (PCI) and Adult Interaction therapy (ACI) with our pupils. This approach is an adult/parent based intervention for young children with language delay or disorders. It aims to support language by improving the communication environment and does so through giving parents and carers strategies that can help the development …

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Dawn House School Pupil Participation Conference

Students, staff, parents and visitors all came together at I CAN’s Dawn House School on the 14th of October for the annual Pupil Participation Conference, entitled, ‘Back to Basics’. The conference focused on the importance of the challenges faced by young people with communication needs and their families. The conference had students and staff visiting for the first time from St …

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