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The Department for Education backs the Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) with funding for another year

The ELDP team are doubly celebrating this week. Firstly, the programme has achieved its target of giving 12,000 local practitioners the knowledge, skills and confidence to support very young children’s language development. Secondly, we’re delighted that the Government has recognised the positive impact ELDP is having on practitioners, children and parents, and are thrilled that the Department for Education is …

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Talk Boost KS1 Case Study: Place Farm Academy, Haverhill Suffolk

There have been an increasing number of children with speech and language delay coming up into our Foundation year, with some children having not previously attending any preschool settings.  We felt that Talk Boost KS1 would be the perfect intervention to support the children with speech and language delay and help to create a language rich environment.  We received the …

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A parent’s journey to Meath School

Every day parents face the challenge of finding the help and support that their child needs for their speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), as well as the support that they as parents need when dealing with their child’s difficulties. Reama’s son Tait attends I CAN’s Meath School. As well as being a parent, Reama is also one  of the …

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Childcare Minister Elizabeth Truss’ speech at Policy Exchange – reflections from Virginia Beardshaw I CAN CEO

All of us interested in early language development who listened to Childcare Minister Elizabeth Truss’ speech at Policy Exchange on Monday morning came away with a smile on our faces and a spring in our step. The Minister began her speech by saying that her answer when asked ‘what does success in the early years look like?’ in a cross …

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Alex Kendrick Allen Gets Through To The Last 48 Of A National Photographic Competition

Dawn House student shortlisted to final 50 of national photographic competition, ‘Where Do I Belong?’

Dawn House student Alex Kendrick-Allen got through to the last 48 of a national photographic competition. Out of 2000 entries from around the UK Alex had the honour of displaying his photograph at the Strand Gallery in London. The competition ‘Where do I belong’  was sponsored by the  Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)  and was open to young adults …

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