Category Archive for: ‘Teachers’

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Chris Roberts is running the Bath Half and the Brighton Marathon for I CAN!

Hi. I’m Christopher Roberts, from Washington State (U.S.). I’m a volunteer at I CAN’s Meath School and have been here since September 2013. To begin, I’ll say what first started as a means to an end, has become a means in and of itself. Through my studies back home, I caught word of an opportunity to volunteer abroad. As a …

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New books available on I CAN’s shop: Starving the Stress Gremlin Review

Starving the Anger Gremlin is a workbook of activities designed for young people who are struggling with managing their stress. It is designed for young people to work through either on their own or with a parent or professional to help guide. The book contains a helpful range of visuals and analogies to support a young person’s understanding of stress. …

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Guest Blog: Early Years Music Making To Support Communication by Boogie Mites

Boogie Mites have released a report that reviews the scientific evidence around the benefits of active music making in the Early Years for developing optimal listening, language, literacy skills and to look at how we as Early Years Practitioners can harness these benefits in our everyday practice, so as to boost the all important skill of communication. For references to …

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Children and Families Bill becomes an Act: Blog from Virginia Beardshaw I CAN CEO

Yesterday the Children and Families Bill received Royal Assent and became an Act – the Children and Families Act 2014. The SEN reforms contained in the new Act are correctly billed as the biggest change to Special Education for a generation. Their passing into law is a true milestone. Before we get enmeshed in questions of implementation it is worth …

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Shine a Light Awards Finalists announced!

Here at I CAN, we were thrilled when we found out that several of our colleagues and partners have been shortlisted as part of the Shine A Light awards 2013-14, celebrating excellent practice in supporting children and young people’s communication development. This yearly event, sponsored by The Communication Trust and Pearson Assessment, is a great way to showcase all the …

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