Category Archive for: ‘Speech and Language Therapists’

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Let’s Grow Talk Together! A guest blog from Tots on Tour.

It’s been a fantastic Chatterbox Challenge week, and our wonderful partner groups have been sharing blogs and activities throughout! This blog is from Tots on Tour, an organisation committed to raising awareness of children’s early communication and language skills . Read their blog below, and stay tuned for more coming up in the very near future! Communication is an essential …

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Monty Python tickets and other top prizes up for grabs in I CAN’s online auction!

I CAN is launching an Online Auction on 28 February 2014 to raise £50,000 for its Million Lost Voices Appeal.  If you want to see Monty Python in the sell out tour in London, or tickets for the X Factor Live Tour (including a meet and greet with the finalists!) now is your chance! Through the Million Lost Voices Appeal …

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Excellent news – The ELDP is funded for another year!

The Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) has been very successful in supporting young children’s speech, language and communication development since 2011 by creating a skilled workforce and knowledgeable parents. The training has been increasing the knowledge and confidence of early years practitioners and professionals, significantly increasing school readiness and life chances of children under the age of 5 through the …

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A Talk Boost KS1 case study from Elburton Primary School in Plymouth

A case study from Angie Ferme, a Teaching Assistant at Elburton Primary School in Plymouth, which undertook Talk Boost KS1 training in 2013. Why Talk Boost KS1? We heard about Talk Boost KS1 through our SENCO who arranged for us to undergo training with another school. As there were children in the foundation year with speech and language needs, we …

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How can you harness the power of music to support communication in the early years? A guest blog from Boogie Mites

Research shows that more than 50% of children, in some areas, start school without the required level of communication skills to be able to access the curriculum at this stage. It is our job as parents and as early years practitioners to improve children’s ability to communicate so that they can thrive at school. Many studies have demonstrated the importance …

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