Category Archive for: ‘speech and language therapy’

Zones of regulation

Helping Children with SLCN to cope with sensory, emotional and social needs

In order to successfully cope with everyday situations we use many skills. Often without thinking about it we self-regulate by monitoring and managing our sensory, emotional and social needs. We might talk to someone if we are feeling worried, have a cup of tea if we are feeling tired or count to ten if we are feeling angry. When these …

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Mary Hartshorne

Including Young People in the Conversation

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence, tells how consulting with children and young people with SLCN is helping to shape Bercow: Ten Years On. Just returning from an afternoon in a secondary academy, I’m pondering on the feedback students with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) have given on the latest survey we have developed to gather evidence for …

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Sue Roulstone

Ensuring pupil voice: tips to ensure best practice

Professor Sue Roulstone is Emeritus Professor at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Much of her work has focussed on children and family perspectives on speech and language impairment. Sue spoke to I CAN about best practice around involving children and young people in sharing their views and decision making. Ensuring the voice of children and young people …

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TCT Toolkit

The Communication Trust need your input: Involving Children and Young People with SLCN

The Communication Trust are looking for practitioners to help them redevelop one of their popular resources: Involving Children and Young People with SLCN – A toolkit for education settings The free toolkit was initially launched in February 2016 in order to help staff in education settings to understand, review and to shape their approach in improving the involvement of children and young people …

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Hands-on experience at Meath School

To mark Volunteers’ Week, an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK, Rosie Fishlock shares how taking part in a work placement over the past seven months has potentially changed her career path. After approaching I CAN’s Meath School in 2015, Rosie, a psychology student from Cardiff University, joined the school last September.  “To complement my …

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