Category Archive for: ‘Teachers’

Top 10 Toys for the Development of Communication Skills!

There are lots of ways that you can support the development of your child’s communication skills.  Really helpful ways to encourage communication include having fun together, making it easier for them to talk and pay attention (try having time without background noise like TV each day) and showing them the right way by modelling correct talking rather than correcting them.  …

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Spotlight on SEN

July’s statistical release from the Department for Education shows that SLCN is the most commonly reported special educational need (SEN) among primary school children – more prevalent than autism and dyslexia. This highlights the importance of early identification of children with SLCN. We think that it is vital that all practitioners, across the age range, are given training in how …

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Last Year’s ‘Shine a Light’ Winners Preston Manor High School Continues to Shine with I CAN’s Secondary Talk

After their success with winning a ‘Shine a Light’ award last year, Preston Manor started Secondary Talk in September 2011co-ordinated by Joanna Wilmot (Language Resource Base Lead Specialist Teacher), Marie Underwood (Literacy Co-ordinator) and Tricia Laing (Speech and Language Therapist). They led a ‘working party’ of enthusiastic teachers who implemented Secondary Talk approaches to support ‘peer-talk’ and/or vocabulary learning within …

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Enter our Adopt a Word competition to win Mario & Sonic game for the Nintendo 3DS

We’re all excited about the games. At the first event, held in 1896, there were just 9 sports. This year, there are only 26. With so many other possible sports to choose from, we think it’s time to shake things up a bit. Technically speaking, as long as it is widely practiced in at least 75 countries, across four continents, …

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Dominic Ing-Seaborne – The day that changed me

The first question that I would ask you all reading this, is what do you think of me?  You might describe me as bright as the sun, and as so fit, clever, skilful and practical, that you would think that my body and mind are perfect like a god!  But everyone has had their down side in life. In the …

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