Category Archive for: ‘Talk Boost KS2’

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Parents of children who can’t communicate need support, not criticism

I CAN CEO, Bob Reitemeier, reflects on government plans to close the early years’ communication gap. Yesterday’s speech on Social Mobility by the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, was very important on many fronts. It is a welcomed confirmation by the Government of the critical importance of both language and literacy for children. It represents a long-term, ten-year …

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Returning home; giving back

I CAN Speech and Language Advisor, Maxine Burns reflects on her return home to empower her community with vital speech and language therapy training. A sense of community is so important. Whether in relation to work or outside of that, making connections with people makes the difference. Maybe it’s because I’m passionate about speech, language and communication (skills that underpin …

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Being an I CAN Licensed Tutor

Jo Flanagan and Bibiana Wigley (Speech and Language Therapists from Clarity Tec Ltd in Derby) speak to us about being I CAN Licensed Tutors and how it has contributed to their professional development Becoming a Licensee We have known about I CAN for the majority of our careers as speech and language therapists (SLTs) as we both worked in the …

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I CAN’s Tracker Tool

At  I CAN our priority is to develop programmes that have an impact on children’s speech, language and communication. With this in mind we thoroughly pilot and evaluate all of our programmes to make sure they have an impact. However, we also continue to monitor our programmes after the pilot phase; this is to ensure they carry on being effective …

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Glinette Woods, I CAN Licensee, tells us about her experience working with I CAN and what being a Licensee means to her

I first heard about I CAN and their work 32 years ago, whilst working in a Language Unit in the London Borough Havering. I am now retired however I worked previously as an Inclusion Advisor, specialising in speech and language. Working closely with therapists I was able to assess children’s needs, advise schools on interventions and help them to measure …

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