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#Bercow10: Working with Parents

Parents know their children inside out and back to front. They see them at home, in school or nursery as well as out and about. They are often described as ‘experts’ in their own children. But what we’re hearing through the Bercow: Ten Years On review is that sometimes this can be very lonely. One young person told us: “They …

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Plans in Place – supporting parents

Liz Wood is a Regional Manager on I CAN’s Place Strategy, here she explains how involving parents is key to reaching out to some of the country’s most deprived areas. Parents play a huge role in supporting their children’s speech, language and communication and the amount and type of language used at home has been shown to have an effect …

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Jenny McConnell, Acting Principal at I CAN’s Dawn House School, speaks to us about her new role

I joined I CAN’s Dawn House Specialist School 23 years ago as a speech and language therapist and today, I have the opportunity to lead the school as Acting Principal. This is an amazing and exciting opportunity for me personally but also marks a milestone for I CAN as I am their first speech and language therapist to be appointed …

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Mary Hartshorne, I CAN Head of Evidence, explains how children with Developmental Language Disorder learn differently and hopes that a new term will help raise awareness of this condition

Last month in our I CAN staff meeting, I asked people from across departments to think back to before they joined I CAN. There were people from our fund raising department, the business team, our media and press teams – as well as finance and admin staff. I asked for a show of hands: ‘how many had heard of Autism …

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In our guest blog this month, Amelia Wesley-Holley describes how the speech and language therapy service in Hackney have embraced the new Development Language Disorder term

DLD…Welcome to Hackney! It’s been a long time coming but we finally have an agreed term for Specific Language Impairment (SLI)/ Language Learning Impairment/ Language Disorder (…the list goes on). I, for one, am keen to run with it! Thankfully, my colleagues in Hackney’s Children’s Integrated Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Service feel the same. The September release of the …

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