Category Archive for: ‘Speech and Language Therapists’

Understanding different ways to talk

Did you have a chat to someone on your way to work or school this morning? Most of us have no trouble talking to others, and very often we take this for granted. For some children this can be a daily challenge – they will usually need to find other ways of talking to their friends or telling an adult …

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Visit us at the Hampshire ‘Keep on Talking’ conferences

The Hampshire ‘Keep on Talking’ conferences are running on 22 February in Portsmouth and 24 February in Winchester.  I CAN will be exhibiting at both conferences giving attendees a chance to view and order some of our exciting resources, specifically designed for early years practitioners.  Our resources are designed for everyone in the early years community and support the speech, …

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A Parent’s Story – My Child at I CAN’s Meath School

I have a little girl called Isabella. She has a severe speech language and communication difficulty. This is our story. Isabella was about 2 years old when I recognised that her speech was not meeting the developmental milestones for her age. Isabella also has epilepsy and learning difficulties and requires occupational therapy. The hardest issue at the time was the …

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Why some secondary school pupils struggle: the impact of SLCN

Secondary school data released this week by the Department for Education has been widely reported in the media, the headlines seem fairly shocking: “Struggling pupils don’t catch up” (BBC News Online) “Results show stark classroom divide between rich and poor” (The Independent) “’Shocking waste of talent’ as schools fail pupils” (Daily Mirror) However league tables do not always give the …

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What happens when children need to learn to talk in more than one language?

“Do some children find it more difficult than others?”  “If a child is struggling to talk is it just because they are learning a new language?”  These are the types of questions that are often asked when parents and professionals are thinking about children learning English as an additional language (EAL). Lots of research shows that young children are very …

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