Author Archive for: ‘ICANCharity’

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Meath School celebrates 30 years of supporting children’s communication with a tea party during I CAN’s 125 Anniversary Year

Meath School celebrated its 30th Anniversary at a tea party event yesterday (Thursday 23 May). Meath School was opened by I CAN in September 1982 as a non-maintained special school for children with speech, language and communication difficulties. This year is also I CAN’s 125th Birthday and to help celebrate this anniversary, the school invited over 125 guests to the …

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I CAN launches A Chance to Talk Report – Louisa Reeves discusses project legacy

Between 2010 and 2012, I CAN led a project to develop the communication skills of children in primary schools across three levels. A Chance to Talk involved over 8,000 pupils aged 4 -7 across 30 schools in 4 areas of England. These areas all had significant deprivation, but represented a wide demographic range. Today (13 May 2013), we have launched …

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A blog from Ben Wicks at Family Action, Newham

We at the charity Family Action, together with I CAN’s nationwide Communication Ambassadors project, are giving “troubled families” an opportunity to turn their lives around in Newham. The Government’s Troubled Families programme aims to turn around the lives of 120,000 families in the UK that are classed as “troubled” by the end of this Parliament. A Troubled Family –  according …

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Beverley Hancock runs the London Marathon for I CAN!

Hi, my name is Beverley Hancock and on 21st April 2013, I ran the London Marathon for the charity I CAN. Why did I decide to run this year’s London Marathon? I’m mad? I’m super fit? I do it every year? None of the above, a few reasons really. I remember growing up and watching the London Marathon on a Sunday …

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What is Specific Language Impairment?

My child has been diagnosed and I want to know how I can get help for him. Specific Language Impairment (or SLI as it is often called) is a term that is used to describe difficulties with learning and using language. Children are described as having SLI when they are as clever as other children their age, but they struggle …

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