Category Archive for: ‘Parents’

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Taking the first big step – how to help your child transition from nursery to primary school

For parents, carers and children, starting primary school can be a big step and one that can cause anxiety and concern for all involved. Our speech and language advisor Louisa Reeves offers her tips and guidance on what parents and carers can do to help their child make that next step successfully and how they can be supported if they …

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Going the Extra Mile – Adam’s Story

Adam Guest is running a ‘Big Running Challenge’ in support of I CAN and his daughter Elsie who has speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Read why he’s so passionate about bringing awareness to this important issue and why he selected I CAN as his chosen charity for this huge physical test. What was the inspiration behind your Big Running …

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How can we involve children, young people and their parents?

Our friends at The Communication Trust have resources to help young people and their parents engage in discussions around tailoring speech, language and communication need (SLCN) provision. We know many of you are passionate about involving children and young people with SLCN, and their parents, in the support given to them – but that doing so can be a real …

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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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