Category Archive for: ‘Bercow: Ten Years On’

Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Change for good – Let’s change the system

We know that to make the biggest difference, we need to bring about systemic change that will serve and support children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) for years to come. Mary Hartshorne explores… It will soon be six months since I CAN the children’s communication charity and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists …

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Bob Third Sector 1

Parents of children who can’t communicate need support, not criticism

I CAN CEO, Bob Reitemeier, reflects on government plans to close the early years’ communication gap. Yesterday’s speech on Social Mobility by the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, was very important on many fronts. It is a welcomed confirmation by the Government of the critical importance of both language and literacy for children. It represents a long-term, ten-year …

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NAPLIC

Naplic 2018 Conference – The best bits!

Mary Hartshorne reflects on this year’s Naplic conference. 270 delegates all enthusiastic about developmental language disorder, 15 exhibitors, a quality agenda mixing theory with practice, a sense of anticipation and excitement – what have you got? One of the highlights of my year… The 2018 NAPLIC conference ‘Developmental Language Disorder: Making Change Happen It was a wet weekend at the …

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Charlotte Thompson Banner

Aspiring to greatness – the journey of a student SLT

Before I went to Dawn House School to do some work experience, I remember having a conversation with a family friend about speech and language therapy and it immediately captured my interest. My mum gave me I CAN’s ‘Communications Cookbook’ and I was fascinated to find out about how children and young people’s needs could be supported. I had watched …

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Jean

A decade of highs and lows

Former government Communication Champion for children and young people and Chair of the Bercow: Ten Years On decision making panel, Jean Gross, reflects on the decade of change since the 2008 Bercow Report. As you read this, pause for a moment to reflect. Are you where you are in your career, your life, your relationships because you have good (or at least OK) …

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