Category Archive for: ‘Parents’

I CAN launch Chatterbox Challenge 2013 to get the nation’s children singing and rhyming at tea time

What Launching in September 2012, I CAN is inviting hundreds of thousands of little Chatterboxes to take part in its annual fun and educational event for nurseries, pre-schools, childminding and community groups for children aged 0-5. Now in its 12th year, this year’s Chatterbox Challenge: Mad Chatter’s Tea Party with Humf asks groups to organise tea parties where children perform …

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I CAN Response to Publication of Special Educational Needs Clauses in the Children and Families Bill

I CAN, the children’s communication charity, welcomes the publication of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) clauses of the Children and Families Bill today (Monday 3rd September). We are particularly pleased to see the continued commitment to greater collaboration between services across education, health and social care with the introduction of integrated Education, Health and Care Plans for children and young …

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Engage in Education update from a Communication Advisor

It’s hard to believe we’ve been delivering the Engage in Education programme pilot for a whole year. As with any similar programme 2011/12 has been full of changes and developments, with some challenges thrown in for good measure. Communication Advisors (CAs) have delivered training to their locality teams of key workers, volunteers, local project coordinators, and teachers. This has focused …

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Top 10 Toys for the Development of Communication Skills!

There are lots of ways that you can support the development of your child’s communication skills.  Really helpful ways to encourage communication include having fun together, making it easier for them to talk and pay attention (try having time without background noise like TV each day) and showing them the right way by modelling correct talking rather than correcting them.  …

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Spotlight on SEN

July’s statistical release from the Department for Education shows that SLCN is the most commonly reported special educational need (SEN) among primary school children – more prevalent than autism and dyslexia. This highlights the importance of early identification of children with SLCN. We think that it is vital that all practitioners, across the age range, are given training in how …

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