Category Archive for: ‘Early Years Workers’

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Speech sounds in the early years – some typical ages and stages for development

A blog from I CAN Communication Advisor, Amanda Baxter. Ma fweds Peas and Cawwot (My friends are Reece and Charlotte) When children are learning to talk they are still learning to make the sounds we use as adults. A lot of hard work goes in to this – and has been since they were born! All those endless blowing raspberries, …

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Early Talk Boost Case Study – Ambleside Centre, Reading

In September 2015 I CAN launched a brand new intervention for 3 – 4 year olds with delayed language, Early Talk Boost. Since then I CAN have been busy training Licensed Tutors who have been cascading training to early years practitioners across the country, enabling them to deliver the intervention to children in their settings. Phil Armstrong, manager of the …

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Social enterprise run by Children’s communication charity gets investment-ready with help from the Social Business Trust Design

The Social Business Trust (SBT) a charity that invests professional support and cash grants in established social enterprises, will more than double the number of social enterprises it works with, in two years, as a result of SBT Design, a new programme announced today 23 February 2016. The social enterprise arm of I CAN, the children’s communication charity is one …

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The crucial role of early language for learning: let’s change the story – a blog from Bob Reitemeier, I CAN’s Chief Executive

We welcome the recent report on early language development published by Save the Children as part of the Read On. Get On. Campaign. It makes us ask yet again, when are we going to finally change the story it presents? The report shows how very young children continue to struggle as a result of poor language development. At I CAN …

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Guest blog: Chatterbox Challenge 2016 with Talking Tots

We’re coming to the end of Chatterbox Challenge 2016 week and we hope you’ve enjoyed getting your little ones involved in some of the fun activities from our activity pack! Our final guest blog comes from Talking Tots who have some great ideas for indoor activities that are fantastic fun AND help promote speech and language development! Winter is here …

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