Category Archive for: ‘Parents’


Reading for pleasure improves children’s educational outcomes by Kate Freeman, I CAN Communication Advisor

There’s been some really interesting news to back up what many of us feel about the long term benefits of books and stories for young children. A new Institute of Education (IoE) study* found that children who read for pleasure, or who are read to at home, do much better in spelling, vocabulary and even maths tests right up to …

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Ofqual decision will impact children with speech, language and communication needs – The Communication Trust

Ofqual’s decision this week to stop speaking and listening assessments from counting towards final grades in GCSE English and English language will severely disadvantage students with recognised speech, language and communication needs, according to The Communication Trust and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT). Anne Fox, Director of The Communication Trust said: ‘this move will damage one …

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Dawn House School students excel themselves, by school principal Angela Child

I was thrilled to return to school on Thursday 15th and 22nd August to help the staff call our pupils with their exam results. It was a sunny day outside and definitely a positive day inside as we shared the excitement of our pupils and their families as we shared the news with how they had done in their GCSEs …

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Make a fish… or a whole aquarium!

One, Two, Three, Four, Five One, two, three, four, five Once I caught a fish alive Six, seven, eight, nine, ten Then I let him go again Why did you let him go? Because he bit my finger so Which finger did he bite? This little finger on my right   Make a fish… or a whole aquarium! This activity …

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What is Stammering?

Stammering is how we talk about a child’s speech when they are affected in the following ways: Their speech is ‘jerky’ and gets stuck They can’t seem to get started with talking (“….. I want some juice”) They repeat sounds in words e.g. “ssstory” They repeat part of the word (e.g. “mu-mu-mu-mummy”) What is the difference between stammering and stuttering? …

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