Category Archive for: ‘Speech and Language Therapists’

Xmas 2012

Christmas Message from Virginia Beardshaw, I CAN CEO

2012 has been busy for all charities and particularly those working with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. The policy landscape continues to change – with the introduction of a revised Early Years Foundation Stage which has communication and language at its heart; proposals for a new Primary Curriculum and the publication of the draft SEN …

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Dawn House Students speak to All Party Parliamentary Group for Children

Two students from Dawn House School spoke to the prestigious All Party Parliamentary Group for Children yesterday (Monday 17th December) as part of their inquiry on the question Are children and young people getting the opportunities they want?. The meeting focused on ensuring schools support children and young people to enjoy learning and continue in education and training beyond 16.  …

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Meath School pupils share the stage with world-class orchestra

Last night (Thursday 13th December), the Meath School Choir shared the stage with members of the London Chamber Orchestra (LCO) at a special concert in aid of I CAN’s Meath School. The choir opened the event with a carol, accompanied by the London Chamber Orchestra. The candlelit concert in Christ Church, Ottershaw included Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.1, No.3 and No.4 …

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Guest blog from Lisa and Tracey at Talking Tots: Turn a white Christmas into a fun communication opportunity

For most of us, snow loses its appeal somewhere around the time when we have to pay for central heating and commute to jobs in the morning. When it snows in Britain – even the lightest flurry – the trains are cancelled, the motorways grind to a halt and the house becomes impossible to keep warm. But seeing snow through …

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I CAN celebrations after Shine a Light Awards 2012 by Virginia Beardshaw

I was honoured to attend this year’s Shine a Light Awards on Wednesday 21st November in London and to present an Outstanding Achievement Award. The Awards were a wonderful opportunity for teams, settings and individuals across the UK to celebrate excellence and best practice in supporting children’s and young people’s communication, and those with SLCN. There were over 300 applications …

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