Category Archive for: ‘Teachers’

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I CAN launches A Chance to Talk Report – Louisa Reeves discusses project legacy

Between 2010 and 2012, I CAN led a project to develop the communication skills of children in primary schools across three levels. A Chance to Talk involved over 8,000 pupils aged 4 -7 across 30 schools in 4 areas of England. These areas all had significant deprivation, but represented a wide demographic range. Today (13 May 2013), we have launched …

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What is Specific Language Impairment?

My child has been diagnosed and I want to know how I can get help for him. Specific Language Impairment (or SLI as it is often called) is a term that is used to describe difficulties with learning and using language. Children are described as having SLI when they are as clever as other children their age, but they struggle …

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Dawn House School student wows guests at I CAN’s 125th Anniversary Launch Event

Sam Crowther, a Further Education student at I CAN’s Dawn House School, spoke to over 100 guests at the launch of I CAN’s 125th Anniversary in March. The event also launched the final phase of the Million Lost Voices appeal. Sam gave a moving presentation for five minutes bringing to life how challenging it is to live with a communication …

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Joining I CAN’s Licensed Tutor network

“I work as an NHS employed Speech and Language Therapist, commissioned to work as part of Rochdale’s I CAN Specialist Early Years Service. We support children aged 3-5 years with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). As well as supporting children directly, a large proportion of our work is helping parents / carers and early years education professionals to support children’s specific …

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A blog from I CAN Speech & Language Therapist, Liz Wood

I’m a Speech and Language Therapist and have worked for I CAN for the last six years as part of the Communication Advisor team.  During that time I’ve delivered a range of training courses across the whole of the UK from Dundee in Scotland, to Truro in Cornwall and had the opportunity to meet many motivated and skilled practitioners working …

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