Category Archive for: ‘Bercow: Ten Years On’

Bob Reitemeier

Being the voice for the silent generation

On 20 March 2018 – I CAN and The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, launched Bercow: Ten Years On. I CAN CEO, Bob Reitemeier, highlights just why this report is needed now, more than ever.  I want to focus on how incredibly important this issue is – speech, language and communication. Of all the human life skills, our ability …

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Kamini

Let’s make the #Bercow10 recommendations a reality

I CAN launched the Bercow: Ten Years On report in partnership with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. RCSLT CEO, Kamini Gadhok MBE, sets out The College’s pledges going forward, in light of the findings of the report. Ten years ago I was honoured to be part of the group that produced the original Bercow Review of services for …

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Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Bercow: building talking communities

Yesterday, I was on a train and I tuned into a lively conversation between a young mother and her two year old. They were a sharing a picture book, and Bella was guiding her mum through it pointing out what was going on, with mum commenting. Being a speech and language therapist, I sighed: “lovely contingent talk there”. As I …

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#Bercow10: Working with Parents

Parents know their children inside out and back to front. They see them at home, in school or nursery as well as out and about. They are often described as ‘experts’ in their own children. But what we’re hearing through the Bercow: Ten Years On review is that sometimes this can be very lonely. One young person told us: “They …

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Mar Hartshorne

Bercow: Ten Years On – High hopes for change

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence summarises the key themes coming out of the review. Something that has lodged in my memory is what I did as part of some training many moons ago. To get a real sense of what it’s like to have a language disorder, we had to spend a day able only to communicate in …

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