Category Archive for: ‘meath’

Zones of regulation

Helping Children with SLCN to cope with sensory, emotional and social needs

In order to successfully cope with everyday situations we use many skills. Often without thinking about it we self-regulate by monitoring and managing our sensory, emotional and social needs. We might talk to someone if we are feeling worried, have a cup of tea if we are feeling tired or count to ten if we are feeling angry. When these …

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Hands-on experience at Meath School

To mark Volunteers’ Week, an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK, Rosie Fishlock shares how taking part in a work placement over the past seven months has potentially changed her career path. After approaching I CAN’s Meath School in 2015, Rosie, a psychology student from Cardiff University, joined the school last September.  “To complement my …

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Rediscovering Speech and Language Therapy

Returning to work after a long break can be a truly daunting prospect! However, I am pleased to say that my journey back to Speech and Language Therapy has been made much easier through volunteering at I CAN’s Meath School. The school is local to where I live and I approached them about taking on a voluntary role to refresh my …

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Specialist approaches to support children with language disorder are used in I CAN’s Meath School

Buzzwords in I CAN‘s Meath school. Thirty years ago, in the depths of Leicestershire, an English teacher took a novel approach to teaching his class parts of grammar. Mr Copas arrived in my lesson with toilet rolls on a broom handle and proceeded to categorise words, writing them on the rolls as he went. As young eight year old children, with …

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) at I CAN’s Meath School

Jessie Luckins, Senior Speech and Language Therapist and Aided Communication Coordinator at I CAN‘s Meath School, spoke to us about the importance of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and how it works to aid and develop communication for pupils throughout the school. What is AAC? Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is anything that is used to help problems with speech, …

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