Category Archive for: ‘Parents’

A Parent’s Story – My Child at I CAN’s Meath School

I have a little girl called Isabella. She has a severe speech language and communication difficulty. This is our story. Isabella was about 2 years old when I recognised that her speech was not meeting the developmental milestones for her age. Isabella also has epilepsy and learning difficulties and requires occupational therapy. The hardest issue at the time was the …

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Chatterbox Challenge 2012 starts this week across the UK

The start of this year’s Chatterbox Challenge is just days away, so make sure you’re ready for the big occasion. Running from 1st to 7th February, the event is all set to be an extra special and action-packed affair. With summer 2012 just around the corner, this year’s theme is Kids in Motion, which means lots of movement, lots of …

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Why some secondary school pupils struggle: the impact of SLCN

Secondary school data released this week by the Department for Education has been widely reported in the media, the headlines seem fairly shocking: “Struggling pupils don’t catch up” (BBC News Online) “Results show stark classroom divide between rich and poor” (The Independent) “’Shocking waste of talent’ as schools fail pupils” (Daily Mirror) However league tables do not always give the …

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What happens when children need to learn to talk in more than one language?

“Do some children find it more difficult than others?”  “If a child is struggling to talk is it just because they are learning a new language?”  These are the types of questions that are often asked when parents and professionals are thinking about children learning English as an additional language (EAL). Lots of research shows that young children are very …

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Chatterbox Challenge events at your local shopping centre

    Capital Shopping Centres Group PLC (CSC) is the leading UK shopping centre business and has been a huge supporter of I CAN and children’s communication since 2004. CSC supported I CAN again in 2011 and helped I CAN secure a Guinness World Record for the largest game of head, shoulders knees and toes in multiple venues. This year …

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