Category Archive for: ‘assessment’

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“It’s empowering her by giving her choices” – Claire’s Story

The Bill Harrison Assessment Service at I CAN gives parents and carers the key information they need to help their child with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). We spoke to one parent, Claire Keulen, about how the assessment has helped her daughter Nell and the progress she’s made as a result. Tell me a bit about your daughter Nell. …

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The Bill Harrison Assessment Service: Giving Parents Clarity

The Bill Harrison Assessment Service in Ottershaw, Surrey offers multi-disciplinary assessment for children with communication difficulties. Assessment Centre Manager Sarah Billingham outlines the impact the centre has had on children with speech and language communication needs (SLCN).  The assessment service is accessed by families from a wide geographical area, many of whom have children with undiagnosed developmental delays or identified …

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Harry’s assessment gave us the answers we needed on the important questions

Having children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) assessed can often be arduous and painful. To get more of an insight into this process, we spoke to Janette Butler, a grandmother of a child with SLCN experiences. We spoke to Janette about Harry, the issues he’s faced in school and why I CAN’s Bill Harrison Assessment Service had such …

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In our guest blog this month, Amelia Wesley-Holley describes how the speech and language therapy service in Hackney have embraced the new Development Language Disorder term

DLD…Welcome to Hackney! It’s been a long time coming but we finally have an agreed term for Specific Language Impairment (SLI)/ Language Learning Impairment/ Language Disorder (…the list goes on). I, for one, am keen to run with it! Thankfully, my colleagues in Hackney’s Children’s Integrated Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Service feel the same. The September release of the …

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Heather Benjamin, head of Assessment Service and SENCo at I CAN’s Dawn House School, speaks to us about her role and how assessment works at the school

Dawn House School is a residential special school for children and young people (5-19) with speech and language disorder or Asperger’s syndrome and associated difficulties which impact on their educational, social and emotional development. Why are we assessing? And what to look for during assessment Children and young people of all ages come for assessment at Dawn House School – …

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