Category Archive for: ‘Speech and Language Therapists’

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Running the Extra Mile for I CAN – Adam’s Blog #1

As part of his ‘Big Running Challenge’ I CAN supporter Adam Guest will be providing a bi-weekly blog, keeping you up to date with his fitness, his daughter Elsie’s progress in school and why he’s going the extra mile for I CAN. See his first blog below. I’m currently in training for the first event in my “Big Running Challenge” …

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Going back to my roots to make a difference – Interview with Rob Walton

Rob Walton is the new Headteacher at our Meath Primary school. Take a look at his hopes and aspirations for the role and what he wants to achieve with the children he’ll be helping and supporting below: What are you most looking forward to about starting at Meath School? This is my first headship and it’s great to be back …

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Taking the first big step – how to help your child transition from nursery to primary school

For parents, carers and children, starting primary school can be a big step and one that can cause anxiety and concern for all involved. Our speech and language advisor Louisa Reeves offers her tips and guidance on what parents and carers can do to help their child make that next step successfully and how they can be supported if they …

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Parents of children who can’t communicate need support, not criticism

I CAN CEO, Bob Reitemeier, reflects on government plans to close the early years’ communication gap. Yesterday’s speech on Social Mobility by the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, was very important on many fronts. It is a welcomed confirmation by the Government of the critical importance of both language and literacy for children. It represents a long-term, ten-year …

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Aspiring to greatness – the journey of a student SLT

Before I went to Dawn House School to do some work experience, I remember having a conversation with a family friend about speech and language therapy and it immediately captured my interest. My mum gave me I CAN’s ‘Communications Cookbook’ and I was fascinated to find out about how children and young people’s needs could be supported. I had watched …

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