Category Archive for: ‘Speech and Language Therapists’

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Dawn House School pupils deliver training to I CAN staff

On Tuesday 11th June, young people from Dawn House School FE department came to London to deliver a training session to I CAN staff about how it feels to have speech, language and communication needs, what they find difficult, strategies that help them and also celebrated their talents. The training session was part of I CAN’s involvement in the Raising …

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Jean Gross, former government Communication Champion, shares concerns about the place of speaking and listening in the future school curriculum

I’m getting worried about what may happen to the teaching of spoken language. It’s great that Ofsted are focusing on how well schools and teachers are promoting good communication skills, but does the average inspector really know what they are looking for? Then there’s the revised primary National Curriculum proposals published by the DfE, which do not have distinct speaking …

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I CAN’s 125th Anniversary Therapy Theme Day

In order to celebrate I CAN’s 125th anniversary, the Therapy Department at Dawn House School led a ‘themed day’ which aimed to highlight the achievements of the charity and how pupils’ speech, language and communication needs are supported in school. The day, which involved 37 students from primary age through to year 11, started with a quiz for students about …

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Meath School celebrates 30 years of supporting children’s communication with a tea party during I CAN’s 125 Anniversary Year

Meath School celebrated its 30th Anniversary at a tea party event yesterday (Thursday 23 May). Meath School was opened by I CAN in September 1982 as a non-maintained special school for children with speech, language and communication difficulties. This year is also I CAN’s 125th Birthday and to help celebrate this anniversary, the school invited over 125 guests to the …

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I CAN launches A Chance to Talk Report – Louisa Reeves discusses project legacy

Between 2010 and 2012, I CAN led a project to develop the communication skills of children in primary schools across three levels. A Chance to Talk involved over 8,000 pupils aged 4 -7 across 30 schools in 4 areas of England. These areas all had significant deprivation, but represented a wide demographic range. Today (13 May 2013), we have launched …

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