Category Archive for: ‘Parents’

Talking about your child’s speech, language and communication at parents’ evenings

The leaves are starting to change colour, conkers are starting to fall. It’s getting cold and dark in the evenings and your child’s uniform is no longer looking like it did in the shop. As we get to the half way point of the autumn term we want to find out how our children are getting on at school or …

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I CAN Climb Mountains

I love mountains! I think they are beautiful, challenging, inspiring and the feeling of achievement when reaching the summit is amazing. So I jumped at the opportunity to trek Ben Nevis for I CAN. There was a fantastic team of ten ladies that joined me in this adventure. The team included: early years practitioners, speech and language therapists, parents of …

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I CAN Schools put down their pens for No Pens Day Wednesday!

On 10th October, young people aged 5 – 19 from I CAN’s Dawn House School and aged 5-11 from I CAN’s Meath School put down their pens and picked up language in support of No Pens Day Wednesday; a national speaking and listening event organised by The Communication Trust. The schools successfully organised a day for all pupils where all …

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Meath School pupil writes to the Prime Minister

Jacob is 9 years old and goes to I CAN’s Meath School. Jacob is visually and hearing impaired and has speech, language and communication needs. Jacob has an interest in mice and other rodents and he has always wanted to learn more about them. He was disappointed that they were not included in the national curriculum, so he decided to …

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Pre-schoolers’ communication gets a boost with new activity pack

Children’s communication charity, I CAN launches new resource Chatting with Children at Childcare Expo, Coventry Pre-school children in the UK will get a boost from a new activity pack designed to help develop their communication skills – launched at the Childcare Expo in Coventry last week (28th September).  The new resource, Chatting with Children, was produced by I CAN, the children’s …

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