Category Archive for: ‘Teachers’

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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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Learning from you, learning from me!

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence, explores the importance of joint working so that everyone working with children and young people knows about speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Picture a large glass jar filled with water, and a spot of coloured dye being dropped into it. Watch the colour spread throughout the water, gradually colouring all of the …

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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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Jenny McConnell, Acting Principal at I CAN’s Dawn House School, speaks to us about her new role

I joined I CAN’s Dawn House Specialist School 23 years ago as a speech and language therapist and today, I have the opportunity to lead the school as Acting Principal. This is an amazing and exciting opportunity for me personally but also marks a milestone for I CAN as I am their first speech and language therapist to be appointed …

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Mary Hartshorne, I CAN Head of Evidence, explains how children with Developmental Language Disorder learn differently and hopes that a new term will help raise awareness of this condition

Last month in our I CAN staff meeting, I asked people from across departments to think back to before they joined I CAN. There were people from our fund raising department, the business team, our media and press teams – as well as finance and admin staff. I asked for a show of hands: ‘how many had heard of Autism …

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