Category Archive for: ‘Teachers’

How is my child with SLCN getting on at school?

With the end of the Spring Term just around the corner many parents will be taking a look back at the year so far and having a think about how their son or daughter is getting on at school. For those of you whose child has got speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) there may be even more questions to …

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Guest Blog post on I CAN Chatterbox Challenge by Cheeky Monkeys

The Cheeky Monkeys focused on the nursery rhyme ‘Row Row Row Your Boat’ for the I CAN Chatterbox Challenge. The focus this year was to highlight the opportunity of developing physical movement through action rhymes. The children were involved in making their own boats in preparation for the challenge to take them to the boating lake and discover if they …

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Understanding different ways to talk

Did you have a chat to someone on your way to work or school this morning? Most of us have no trouble talking to others, and very often we take this for granted. For some children this can be a daily challenge – they will usually need to find other ways of talking to their friends or telling an adult …

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A Parent’s Story – My Child at I CAN’s Meath School

I have a little girl called Isabella. She has a severe speech language and communication difficulty. This is our story. Isabella was about 2 years old when I recognised that her speech was not meeting the developmental milestones for her age. Isabella also has epilepsy and learning difficulties and requires occupational therapy. The hardest issue at the time was the …

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Why some secondary school pupils struggle: the impact of SLCN

Secondary school data released this week by the Department for Education has been widely reported in the media, the headlines seem fairly shocking: “Struggling pupils don’t catch up” (BBC News Online) “Results show stark classroom divide between rich and poor” (The Independent) “’Shocking waste of talent’ as schools fail pupils” (Daily Mirror) However league tables do not always give the …

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