Category Archive for: ‘Supporters’

Virginia Beardshaw I CAN CEO Eds

What’s in a name? By Virginia Beardshaw, I CAN CEO

‘What’s in a name?’ is the question Juliet asks Romeo, partly to justify herself, a Capulet, and her love for a member of the rival Montacute clan. Her conclusion is that names don’t matter. The newly published special edition of the International Journal of Language and Communication comes to the opposite conclusion. While quoting the famous exchange between the star …

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The Communication Commitment

The Communication Commitment updated to reflect the new SEND Code of Practice

The Communication Commitment updated to reflect the new SEND Code of Practice   The Commitment is a free online resource to help schools support all pupils, including those with SLCN, to communicate to the best of their ability. Communication skills are essential for learning, developing relationships, and emotional well-being; the Commitment helps schools to develop a greater understanding and emphasis on …

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Licensee Case Study

A Licensee Case Study: Claire Findlay, Early Talk Licensed Tutor and Good Practice Validation Mentor

I trained originally as a Speech and Language Therapist and worked in the NHS for 10 years. Then I moved to Northamptonshire County Council for 24 years, co-managing the Portage service before becoming self-employed 2 years ago. I trained as an Early Talk Licensed Tutor in June 2013 and as a GPV Mentor in November that year. I also work …

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Talk To Me

New books available on I CAN’s shop: Talk to Me review

Talk to Me is written by a parent of a child with Asperger Syndrome and this book provides practical strategies for developing communication skills based on her family’s real-life experiences. As a mother struggling to engage her son in conversation the author describes an interesting approach she developed for tackling conversation skills. The first part of the book looks at …

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Savills

Savills graduates raise over £125,000 pounds for I CAN

Members from the Savills Graduates Charity Committee presented I CAN with a cheque for £127,818 which the Savills graduates have raised over their six year partnership with I CAN. During the course of the partnership, colleagues got involved in a wide variety of fundraising activities including their annual Young Professionals Party and Cricket events and participating in a range of …

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