Author Archive for: ‘ICANCharity’

Caiden Whelan

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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Learning to read with Jake and Tizzy!

Here at I CAN we know that early language skills are indicators of a child’s later academic success and are key to their ability to learn to read – that’s why we developed the Jake & Tizzy series! This series of eight books produced by I CAN, the children’s communication charity, is based on everyday familiar situations that children find …

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New survey results from Save the Children

By Kate Freeman, Lead Communication Advisor A recent Save the Children survey highlighted teachers’ concerns about children struggling to speak in full sentences and follow simple instructions.  Teachers said that many never catch up and that early language gaps drag down school results, making it harder to deliver the curriculum for all children. Speaking and listening skills underpin literacy and …

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A blog to say Farewell and Happy Christmas!

Its been a very long goodbye,  but the moment to say “Farewell” as Chief Executive of I CAN is fast approaching. I CAN celebrated its 127th birthday on 26 November.  I’ve only been responsible for the most recent ten and a half of those years. With such a distinguished history, all any one person can do is serve the charity …

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