Category Archive for: ‘Speech and Language Therapists’

Caiden Whelan

A parent story: The impact Talk Boost KS1 made to my son

Since launching in March 2012, I CAN’s Talk Boost KS1 intervention has reached almost 40,000 children in 2,200 schools, boosting their communication skills and helping them to catch up with their peers. One of those children is Mandy’s six year old son, Caiden. Caiden, who is in year 1, recently finished a 10 week Talk Boost KS1 intervention. When describing …

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Guest blog: Have a tip-top Chatterbox Challenge with PACEY’s top tips

Here at the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) we are really excited about the upcoming Chatterbox Challenge week on 8th-14th February 2016. PACEY understands that language is important because it forms the foundation for interacting with others – allowing us to communicate our needs, thoughts and experiences. Babies are born ready to communicate – listening, responding and …

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Learning to read with Jake and Tizzy!

Here at I CAN we know that early language skills are indicators of a child’s later academic success and are key to their ability to learn to read – that’s why we developed the Jake & Tizzy series! This series of eight books produced by I CAN, the children’s communication charity, is based on everyday familiar situations that children find …

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What aspects of communication do young people find most challenging?

A blog by Maxine Burns, Lead Communication Advisor One feature of I CAN’s original Talk about Talk programme that helped it win this year’s Shine a Light Award for innovation from The Communication Trust and Pearson Assessment, is the way it involved young people right from the word go. Teenagers helped to design and then co-delivered a short course to …

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A Day at Meath School with Dr. Caroline Bowen

On 23rd October the Speech and Language Therapy team at I CAN’s Meath School were delighted to welcome Dr. Caroline Bowen, a leading authority on Speech and Language Pathology, all the way from Australia. Dr. Caroline Bowen delivered an informative and thought-provoking course to over 70 speech and language therapists from across the UK. The course, titled ‘Evidenced Based Interventions …

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