Category Archive for: ‘Parents’

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Life as an Occupational Therapist at Dawn House School

Occupational Therapists (OT) do life-changing and important work for children with speech and language communication needs (SLCN). Two OTs at our Dawn House School, Lucy Geden and Sophie Cockell talk about what a regular day in the life of an OT entails! The Occupational Therapy team at Dawn House School consists of two Occupational Therapists and three Occupational Therapy Assistants. …

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“It’s empowering her by giving her choices” – Claire’s Story

The Bill Harrison Assessment Service at I CAN gives parents and carers the key information they need to help their child with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). We spoke to one parent, Claire Keulen, about how the assessment has helped her daughter Nell and the progress she’s made as a result. Tell me a bit about your daughter Nell. …

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Meath Bonfire Night 2018

Hester Bouwer is a teacher at I CAN’s Meath School in Surrey. Here she tells us about this year’s annual Meath bonfire night and an unexpected but lovely encounter. On Sunday, 4 November, we had our annual Bonfire and fireworks evening at Meath School. It was a brilliant evening with approximately 700 visitors. On the night, I had the privilege …

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Pupil Participation Conference 2018 at Dawn House – a day of fun and education!

Pupil Participation Day is always a fun and informative occasion. Held at Dawn House each year and led by school staff, it brings people together for a day of workshops, activities and talks that bridges the educational and relationship gap between parents and teachers. Increased technology use and the impact of ‘no ball games’ means that children today aren’t getting …

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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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