Category Archive for: ‘Parents’


Dawn House School student performs at national Voice Box Competition

On Monday 17th March Alex Horne, a Year 6 pupil from Dawn House School, was one of 10 finalists invited to perform a joke at the national Voice Box competition held at Speaker’s House in the Palace of Westminster. Voice Box, run by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and The Communication Trust, was a national competition for …

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Guest Blog: Early Years Music Making To Support Communication by Boogie Mites

Boogie Mites have released a report that reviews the scientific evidence around the benefits of active music making in the Early Years for developing optimal listening, language, literacy skills and to look at how we as Early Years Practitioners can harness these benefits in our everyday practice, so as to boost the all important skill of communication. For references to …

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Children and Families Bill becomes an Act: Blog from Virginia Beardshaw I CAN CEO

Yesterday the Children and Families Bill received Royal Assent and became an Act – the Children and Families Act 2014. The SEN reforms contained in the new Act are correctly billed as the biggest change to Special Education for a generation. Their passing into law is a true milestone. Before we get enmeshed in questions of implementation it is worth …

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Shine a Light Awards Finalists announced!

Here at I CAN, we were thrilled when we found out that several of our colleagues and partners have been shortlisted as part of the Shine A Light awards 2013-14, celebrating excellent practice in supporting children and young people’s communication development. This yearly event, sponsored by The Communication Trust and Pearson Assessment, is a great way to showcase all the …

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New books available on I CAN’s shop: Starving the Anxiety Gremlin Review

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin is a  workbook aiming to help young people to understand anxiety and, through its helpful questionnaire, help them identify their own sources and symptoms of anxiety. Through a mixture of practical activities and visual reminders, young people working on their own or with the support of their parents or a professional who knows them, are helped …

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