Author Archive for: ‘ICANCharity’


Communication at Christmas – information, tips and ideas for a happy holiday!

Some people love the festive season – the flashing lights, the excitement and anticipation, the parties! For others it’s just hard work with the shopping, cooking and preparations. Whatever the case, Christmas is a great time for having fun and playing games that can help to develop children’s speech and language skills. ‘Remembering games’ are a really good way to …

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I CAN’s Christmas round up from our CEO, Virginia Beardshaw

As 2014 draws to a close, we have a hugely successful year for I CAN to reflect on. The year started with a Gala Concert at St. James’s Palace to celebrate I CAN’s 125th Anniversary. This prestigious event was made possible by the kind support of Her Majesty The Queen who has been a patron of I CAN throughout her reign, …

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Christmas is a joy – at last.

A blog from Janet Dunn, Head Teacher at I CAN’s Meath School. So many of I CAN’s Meath School pupils have never really been included in a school’s Christmas show before. If you can’t talk or sing, you can’t have a major part – and the stage is a scary place if all around you children are talking and singing …

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I CAN’s practical and informative training programmes explained.

I CAN provides many opportunities for schools and settings to develop their expertise in supporting the communication needs of their pupils. The different training packages available cover the entire school remit from the early years to secondary school. Beginning with the Early Years, Early Talk is an insightful and engaging programme, developed for the early year’s workforce, encouraging partnership with …

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Reading England’s Future: Blog from I CAN CEO Virginia Beardshaw

Read On. Get On. released a new report last week, Reading England’s Future: Mapping how well the poorest children read. I CAN is a founding coalition member of this national language and literacy campaign. We are working with our coalition partners to ensure that communities are mobilised so all children read well by age 11. The latest report from the Read …

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