Category Archive for: ‘Family’

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Changing the Conversation: Putting Parents at the Heart of Speech and Language Learning

‘Changing the Conversation about Language’ is taking a new approach to speech and language learning in disadvantaged areas. Louisa Reeves, Lead Speech and Language Advisor at I CAN, discusses the project’s impact so far. Communicating confidently with a wide vocabulary is key to a child’s successful start at nursery and school. In some areas of the country, however, children are …

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Let’s Play! How Playing at Home Makes Learning Easy

Stephanie Coleman, Community Manager at early years’ technology company EasyPeasy, explains why play is a crucial part of learning at home   Play is a universal language that we all learn to speak from a very young age. Play underpins human behaviour and is crucial in aiding development, especially in the early years. Through playful interactions children can develop language and …

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When I called I CAN, it felt like I was being listened to

Our I Can Enquiry Line is here for anyone who needs help with their child or a child in their care who has speech and language communication needs (SLCN). We spoke to one anonymous parent who praised the advice our Speech and Language Advisors give through the helpline and the impact their tips have had on her son.   Tell …

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I CAN gave me and my son the confidence to deal with any challenge life throws at us – Helen’s Story

Helen Haley ran the Manchester Half-Marathon in 2018 for I CAN. We caught up with Helen about why she decided to undertake this challenge and the impact that I CAN had on her son Finn who has a speech, language and communication need (SLCN). You can visit Helen’s JustGiving page and donate to her campaign here! What was the inspiration …

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Running the Extra Mile for I CAN – Adam’s Blog #1

As part of his ‘Big Running Challenge’ I CAN supporter Adam Guest will be providing a bi-weekly blog, keeping you up to date with his fitness, his daughter Elsie’s progress in school and why he’s going the extra mile for I CAN. See his first blog below. I’m currently in training for the first event in my “Big Running Challenge” …

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