Category Archive for: ‘Secondary schools’

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Learning from you, learning from me!

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence, explores the importance of joint working so that everyone working with children and young people knows about speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Picture a large glass jar filled with water, and a spot of coloured dye being dropped into it. Watch the colour spread throughout the water, gradually colouring all of the …

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Jenny McConnell, Acting Principal at I CAN’s Dawn House School, speaks to us about her new role

I joined I CAN’s Dawn House Specialist School 23 years ago as a speech and language therapist and today, I have the opportunity to lead the school as Acting Principal. This is an amazing and exciting opportunity for me personally but also marks a milestone for I CAN as I am their first speech and language therapist to be appointed …

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Heather Benjamin, head of Assessment Service and SENCo at I CAN’s Dawn House School, speaks to us about her role and how assessment works at the school

Dawn House School is a residential special school for children and young people (5-19) with speech and language disorder or Asperger’s syndrome and associated difficulties which impact on their educational, social and emotional development. Why are we assessing? And what to look for during assessment Children and young people of all ages come for assessment at Dawn House School – …

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Dr Sarah Spencer, lecturer at the University of Sheffield shares some ideas about how to assess teenagers’ language skills

I’ve heard on the grapevine that some people are a little reluctant to work with teenagers with language disorders.  As one respondent to a questionnaire about speech and language therapy for teenagers said: ‘‘I think people are scared of [teenagers]…Young children are fun, adults are self-motivated, adolescents are unknown. It is the hardest population to reach”1. I was so surprised …

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Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Todd Hinds tells us how psychotherapy supports young people at Dawn House School

Dawn House School is a residential special school for children and young people (5-19) with speech, language and communication needs. All pupils have a speech and language disorder or Asperger’s syndrome and associated difficulties which impact on their educational, social and emotional development. I work at I CAN’s Dawn House School as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist one day a …

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