Category Archive for: ‘Speech and Language Therapists’

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Supporting schools to narrow the gap: blog from Natasha Theobald, I CAN Head of Communications

It’s been a busy month for the Department for Education with several new announcements about changes to the curriculum, secondary school accountability and the arrival of the Children and Families Bill in the House of Commons. At the same time, a report has been released by Ofsted, which looks at how schools are using Pupil Premium funding to support pupils …

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Meet Our Short Course Co-ordinator, Emily Nott

I started my week not at my usual desk, but in a room overlooking snowy Regent’s Park, on the fifth floor of the Royal Institute of British Architects. For three days last week this venue was home to 14 speech and language practitioners participating in our ‘Hanen: Learning Language and Loving It’ course. It was my responsibility to welcome them, …

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The Communication Trust call to schools to commit to communication

The Communication Trust has launched a new paper, calling on schools to do more to put emphasis on children and young people developing good speech, language and communication skills. A Generation Adrift draws together research showing that many children and young people are not being adequately supported to develop good communication skills and those with speech, language and communication needs …

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Identifying SLCN early – Kate Freeman, I CAN’s Lead Advisor on the Early Development Programme

As a speech and language therapist of over 20 years and author of I CAN’s Early Talkers series, the importance of early identification of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) is never far from my mind. Speech, language and communication skills are so important in our lives – they help us let people know what we want, understand what we need …

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Marshmallow Sky: A Play by Alan Dawson, Dawn House School

‘Marshmallow Sky’ is the second play about autism written by Alan Dawson. Alan works in the FE department at I CAN’s Dawn House School. The first play, ‘The Red Wot Was Fez’ was performed in a short tour of Mansfield, Worksop and Sheffield last year. The final performance was at The Blue Shed Theatre, Sheffield in November and all proceeds …

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