Category Archive for: ‘Speech’

Bob Reitemeier

“If you find communication difficult, you find life difficult” – Bob Reitemeier on DLD Awareness Day

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day was on Friday 19th October. In the run-up to this important occasion, we caught up with I CAN CEO Bob Reitemeier. We spoke about the condition, how we generate more awareness and the day itself. What is THE main issue for children living with DLD? A child with DLD will often speak in a …

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I CAN gave me and my son the confidence to deal with any challenge life throws at us

Helen Haley ran the Manchester Half-Marathon in 2018 for I CAN. We caught up with Helen about why she decided to undertake this challenge and the impact that I CAN had on her son Finn who has a speech, language and communication need (SLCN). You can visit Helen’s JustGiving page and donate to her campaign here! What was the inspiration …

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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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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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Remember, Remember 5 Tips for November

Almost everyone loves Guy Fawkes Night – wrapping up warm, enjoying the fireworks, eating the hotdogs…great fun! And just like all activities this can be a great opportunity for supporting and developing early language skills, in the midst of all the action. Here’s a top five activity list for you to try on Guy Fawkes night (and beyond)… how many …

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