Category Archive for: ‘speech and language therapy’

Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Joining Up the Dots Between Mental Health and SLCN

On World Mental Health Day 2018, making sure people understand the link between poor communication and mental health is more important than ever before. Our Head of Evidence Mary Hartshorne explores the issue. Last year, as the government’s plans to transform mental health support for young people were announced, we wrote about the link between mental health difficulties and speech, …

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maxine burns

The 10 most common challenges faced by children with speech, language and communication needs

Children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) face a host of challenges in everyday life. Some are more difficult than others. Our Speech and Language Advisor Maxine Burns outlines the top 10 challenges they face and why they deserve your attention.  If you have a basic grasp of a language other than your own native tongue, then you have …

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Bob Reitemeier

Being the voice for the silent generation

On 20 March 2018 – I CAN and The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, launched Bercow: Ten Years On. I CAN CEO, Bob Reitemeier, highlights just why this report is needed now, more than ever.  I want to focus on how incredibly important this issue is – speech, language and communication. Of all the human life skills, our ability …

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Meath School SSE

Changing Signs at Meath School

Kayleigh Turner is a Senior Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) at I CAN’s Meath School in Surrey.  Here she presents a two year review of the introduction and use of Sign Supported English (SSE) at Meath School. In September 2015 the staff, children, parents, carers, friends and families jointly began an exciting journey to launch Sign Supported English (SSE) at …

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Mandy Grist

It is what you do, AND the way that you do it! Ensuring a communication supportive environment

I CAN’s speech and language specialist, Mandy Grist, details the significance of creating environments that are conducive to the development of children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). With the summer holidays now upon us many people will find themselves heading outside for adventure and activities. As well as providing the possibility of some much longed for sunshine (fingers crossed!), …

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