Category Archive for: ‘Speech and Language Therapists’

maxine burns

Coping with change: transitioning through the years

Maxine Burns, I CAN’s Speech and Language Advisor, spoke recently at the Transition Conference in Wigan on the broad topic of being ‘secondary ready’.  Transitions of all kinds have long been an area of interest for me; particularly those that involve the preparation for the move from primary school up to secondary school, and then on from school to lives …

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peoplescupwinners

A story of growth and success

Adam Ashley is a former student at I CAN’s Dawn House School. Since leaving, Adam has achieved academically, developed a successful career,  and lived life to the full (including winning the FA People’s Cup). We ask him about the different transitions he’s had to make and what helped him through. What was life like before Dawn House School? It wasn’t …

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Mary Hartshorne

Including Young People in the Conversation

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence, tells how consulting with children and young people with SLCN is helping to shape Bercow: Ten Years On. Just returning from an afternoon in a secondary academy, I’m pondering on the feedback students with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) have given on the latest survey we have developed to gather evidence for …

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Sue Roulstone

Ensuring pupil voice: tips to ensure best practice

Professor Sue Roulstone is Emeritus Professor at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Much of her work has focussed on children and family perspectives on speech and language impairment. Sue spoke to I CAN about best practice around involving children and young people in sharing their views and decision making. Ensuring the voice of children and young people …

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TCT Toolkit

The Communication Trust need your input: Involving Children and Young People with SLCN

The Communication Trust are looking for practitioners to help them redevelop one of their popular resources: Involving Children and Young People with SLCN – A toolkit for education settings The free toolkit was initially launched in February 2016 in order to help staff in education settings to understand, review and to shape their approach in improving the involvement of children and young people …

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