Category Archive for: ‘Parents’

Dawn House School Pupil Participation Conference – thoughts from Virginia Beardshaw, CEO of I CAN

Before the October half term, I was thrilled to be able to visit Dawn House School for the third annual Pupil Participation Conference. The purpose of the event is to bring organisations, parents and mainstream pupils together to hear about SLCN and explore what it means for the young people at Dawn House themselves. The conference is build around workshops …

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Meath School assessment by Meath parent Alexandra Frost

Izzy had speech and language assessments with the NHS which were pretty much rubbish.  They failed to explain exactly what was going on with my daughter except that she was making little or no progress and that the gap between her and her peers was widening.  They seemed reluctant to help getting her a diagnoses or making a proper plan to …

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This week is Parent’s Week

As a speech and language therapist who helps families through I CAN’s enquiry service, one of the questions I get asked the most is “is there anything I can do to help my child?”  My answer is always “of course, there is so much you can do” because we know that parents are in a unique position and have a …

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Ellen G on a mission!

My name is Ellen Goodey and I’m the marketing communications leaning disability consultant  for mencap’s Raising Your Game. Raising Your Game keeps changing. As we are moving in to the second part off the third year of Raising Your Game me and my new manger Katy are going  to Birmingham for the Raising your game team meeting. We are doing …

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I don’t know how she does it!

Have you managed to see the recent film “I don’t know how she does it”? There’s certainly been lots of talk about it in the media recently.  The challenges that Kate is facing in the film are familiar to lots of us; juggling all aspects of life, including work, can be very challenging.  Parenting can be so difficult at times, …

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