Category Archive for: ‘Speech and Language Therapists’

DHS

New Dysphagia (Eating and Drinking) service at Dawn House School

Over the last year, Dysphagia-trained (Eating and Drinking) Speech and Language Therapists have worked hard to establish a robust in-house Dysphagia Service at Dawn House School. The school now benefits from having a permanent full-time Dysphagia Therapist who is able to offer assessments, advice and continued support to students who have eating and drinking difficulties, as well as their parents …

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Looking ahead to September 2014: the SEN Reforms

In just under a year’s time, there will be a new system for identifying and supporting children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) as a result of the Children and Families Bill, which is currently going through parliament. With so many changes in the pipeline we’re keen to ensure the best possible support for children and young people …

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The Three Peakers do it for I CAN!

On the 6th September Alison, Caroline, Caroline, Vicki, Jill, Fiona, Fiona, Jo, Nicola & Judith trekked up the Three Peaks within 48 hours for I CAN!  Vicky completed this same challenge in an amazing 24 hours! They say…. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us and I CAN! So far we have raised over £8,000 and we …

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Childhood Play

The best place for the early years by Communication Advisor, Kate Freeman

In an open letter in last week’s Telegraph, a group of educationalists led by the Save Childhood Movement raised their concerns about the starting age of formal schooling and the need to support learning through play in the early years. We know that early years are a crucial time in children’s development, and that connections in the brain are made …

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Secondary Talk in action – by I CAN Communication Advisor, Maxine Burns

We’ve just started the fourth week back of the new school year and I’ve been reflecting on starting the Secondary Talk journey with three new but quite different schools. I met staff from the Royal Liberty school before the summer holidays to talk about their priorities for how the programme would work and, on September 3rd, I delivered a training …

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