Category Archive for: ‘Teachers’

Talking with teenagers

Parents, carers and family members are by far the most important influences on their children’s lives. It’s through interaction with parents and other adults that speech and language actually develop and this continues to be true right through a young person’s life. But in the often challenging adolescent years, it can be hard for parents and young people to really …

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“Why doesn’t he answer me…….?” Are you worried about a child in your class?

The new term is well and truly underway, and things will probably have started to settle down a little by now. Children are finding their feet and you probably feel like you are starting to get to know everyone.  However, sometimes things don’t quite go as smoothly as we would like. Is there a child in your class or setting …

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Engage in Education – blog post by Victoria Riley-Hill, I CAN Communication Advisor

It’s a busy time in the life of a communication advisor working on the Engage in Education project.  Children are back to school and the Team are all now starting to work with young people, families and schools.  Dates for training are being planned, workshops to support volunteers are being arranged and there is an air of creativity and opportunity …

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Starting a new school

When your child starts school, it is always a challenging time.  For children with speech, language and communication needs we know that transition to a new school, or starting a new activity or club, can be very difficult.  There are however lots of things that can be done to make these changes as successful for your child as possible. Talking …

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Volunteering at I CAN by Kaisin Yee

“It works. These are the two words that sums up I CAN as a charity, from my experience working with them both at Meath School in Ottershaw, and with the team at the central office in London. As a speech and language therapy student, I had my paediatrics placement at Meath School, where the day-to-day functioning can perhaps best be …

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