Category Archive for: ‘Early Talk Boost’

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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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Behind the statistics – Making the difference

Statistics are important, however behind the facts and figures are real children with lived experiences. Claire Morrison, an NHS Speech and Language Therapist, talks about her work using evidence-based programmes and interventions in a deprived area of Scotland. Because it had not been launched before on the west coast of Scotland, we decided to pilot an intervention programme in North …

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Celebrating the launch of the De Montfort University Speech and Language Centre – Students delivering I CAN’s Early Talk Boost

A celebration event was held to officially launch the Speech and Language Therapy Centre based at Leicester’s Centre for Integrated Living (LCiL). The provision has been developed thanks to a partnership between Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and De Montfort University (DMU) #DMUlocal, and ensures that Speech and Language Therapy students are supported to gain hands-on clinical experience during their …

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Being an I CAN Licensed Tutor

Jo Flanagan and Bibiana Wigley (Speech and Language Therapists from Clarity Tec Ltd in Derby) speak to us about being I CAN Licensed Tutors and how it has contributed to their professional development Becoming a Licensee We have known about I CAN for the majority of our careers as speech and language therapists (SLTs) as we both worked in the …

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I CAN’s Tracker Tool

At  I CAN our priority is to develop programmes that have an impact on children’s speech, language and communication. With this in mind we thoroughly pilot and evaluate all of our programmes to make sure they have an impact. However, we also continue to monitor our programmes after the pilot phase; this is to ensure they carry on being effective …

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