Category Archive for: ‘Community’

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Returning home; giving back

I CAN Speech and Language Advisor, Maxine Burns reflects on her return home to empower her community with vital speech and language therapy training. A sense of community is so important. Whether in relation to work or outside of that, making connections with people makes the difference. Maybe it’s because I’m passionate about speech, language and communication (skills that underpin …

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‘Be prepared’ for children with SLCN

Ensuring that children and young people with speech, language and communications needs (SLCN) are fully integrated into the community is vital to their future development. I CAN Communicate has been talking to two children’s community organisations, The Scout Association and the Girls Brigade England and Wales (GBEW), about how they encourage children with SLCN to get involved. Andrew Thorp is …

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Let’s talk about youth employment

Maxine Burns talks about the challenges facing young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) as they look to find employment.  One of the many things I love about working at I CAN is the sense of community there is amongst the various teams that contribute to the organisation. Even though I’m not physically located in the office, I’m …

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