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Jules Whicher – A Communication Champion

Jules Whicher, winner of the Communication Champion of the Year Award and the overall winner of the Pearson Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2019 Shine a Light Awards, outlines what communication means to her. I still can’t believe that nearly a week ago I was sat alongside other finalists at the Shine A Light Awards ceremony in London, organised by …

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Dedicated Care and Improving Outcomes: Residential Services at Dawn House

Giving our children with speech and language communication needs (SLCN) the best care and education possible is our number one priority. Rebecca Baxter, Residential Services Manager at our Dawn House School, writes about why residential care is so important and the innovations they use to improve all areas of their children’s lives. In recent years, the number of residential placements …

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Breaking Down Barriers in Speech, Language and Communication

‘Best Start In Life’ Programme Manager at Public Health England (PHE) Alison Morton lays out the partnership between the Department for Education (DFE) and the PHE and how they are supporting the work of Bercow: Ten Years On in tackling speech, communication and language barriers. Two years ago, the Early Intervention Foundation published a powerful review of the evidence on early language …

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Carla’s Story

Samuel was diagnosed with having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Year 1. Before this diagnosis we always knew something was bothering him at a young age; often we would have to sit or stand with him to get him to sit still.  We were worried about starting Samuel at primary school; we had quite a few issues where he …

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Research Round Up – February 2018

We keep our ears to the ground ensuring that all of our work is evidence based and relevant to the needs of children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Here are some of the key findings and studies published in the new year you don’t want to have missed. The Ofsted Early Years report Bold Beginnings: Reception Curriculum in …

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