Category Archive for: ‘Speech and Language Therapists’

Rt Hon Michael Gove MP visits I CAN’s Meath School

Today (Friday 6th July) Education Secretary Rt Hon Michael Gove MP visited I CAN’s Meath School in Ottershaw, Surrey to meet with pupils, parents and staff. Meath School is a special school run by I CAN, the children’s communication charity, for children aged 4 to 11 years with severe and complex speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), including Asperger’s Syndrome. Meath …

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Volunteering at Meath School by Rachel Markham

Volunteering at Meath School has proved to be an invaluable experience and I feel fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work with such a talented and passionate team. From day one, I was made to feel a part of the team, and the gratitude was consistently evident. Aware of my focus for volunteering, I was encouraged to ‘get …

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‘Getting ready for court’ – a new film launched by Raising Your Game

A new film about preparing for court, aimed at young people with a learning disability or communication difficulty has been launched by Raising Your Game. Supported by the Big Lottery Fund, Raising Your Game is a five-year project run by Mencap in partnership with I CAN and Nacro helping  young people aged 14-25 with a learning disability or communication difficulty who are …

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Summary of a debate on Specific Language Impairment

Last Thursday a debate on Specific Language Impairment (SLI) took place at Moor House School in Surrey. Participants were given food for thought from an eminent panel  of researchers, each giving a different view of the diagnosis, definition, and intervention for SLI. Dr Courtenay Norbury from Royal Holloway, University of London spoke about criteria for communication disorders, Professor Dorothy Bishop …

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Star Fundraiser Alison tackles the Great Wall of China

This October, speech and language therapist Alison Martin will make an 8-day trek across the Great Wall of China in support of I CAN. Tackling the vigorous upwards climb with thousands of steps will be no easy feat, but Alison has been training hard on the hills of the Isle of Wight. Walking 20-30 miles a week in preparation, Alison …

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