Author Archive for: ‘ICANCharity’

Kamini

Let’s make the #Bercow10 recommendations a reality

I CAN launched the Bercow: Ten Years On report in partnership with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. RCSLT CEO, Kamini Gadhok MBE, sets out The College’s pledges going forward, in light of the findings of the report. Ten years ago I was honoured to be part of the group that produced the original Bercow Review of services for …

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Meath students travel in style

Lorraine Rogers is a Child Care Officer in the residential department of I CAN’s Meath School for pupils with speech and/or language disorders in Surrey. Here she explains just how much the new school minibus means to the children. In residential we use the minibus on a regular basis and to have a brand new one is a pretty big …

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Talking mental health and SLCN with Place2Be

We spoke with Julia Clements, Principal Educational Psychologist at Place2Be about #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek and how they support children’s speech and language development as well as mental health and well-being. Hi Julia, what does being a Principal Educational Psychologist at Place2Be entail? My role is to support the counsellors and school staff who work with children with SEN. We work directly with …

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Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Well-being and communication – not just for dogs!

There’s a ‘well-being show’ at our local showground next month, and with writing this blog in mind I was curious to see what that entailed: a range of therapies from Reiki and Neurolinguistic programming through to ear candles – and then interestingly a workshop on teaching communication to your pets! What do you think of when we talk about well-being? …

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Fighting the case – Leo’s Story

We knew from a very early age that Leo had different needs and struggled with communication. Up until 3 years old, Leo was non verbal. He would watch something with us and try and recreate the sound to no avail. Initially I contacted my local speech and language therapy services through my GP. Having seen the lack of resources in …

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