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TaTS Employers Workshop

Talk about Talk Secondary Employers’ Workshops start to roll off the production line!

Schools participating in I CAN’s pilot of Talk about talk Secondary programme have been running training workshops for external audiences, and they’ve got lots to be proud of! Over the last year staff have been trained, students inducted and a series of lessons delivered so that students have the skills and knowledge to co-present the 2 hour interactive workshop. The …

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Impact of COMPOT monitoring tool

Esther Flynn, Speech and Language Therapist at I CAN’s Dawn House School reports on the impact of their COMPOT (Communication Progress Over Time) monitoring tool The therapy team at I CAN‘s Dawn House School were set the task of developing a tool for showing children’s progress with their functional communication skills. This was a challenge they were keen to meet and …

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Babbling babies – born talking!

Jill Atkinson tells us about the stages her new granddaughter is going through as she learns to talk. With a background in teaching, mainly in the Early Years, the birth of my first grandchild has been eagerly awaited. In February 2016, Jessica was born and like many grandparents my first glimpse of her was overwhelming and I was literally ‘walking …

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Bob Third Sector 1

Bob Reitemeier, our Chief Executive, comments on plans introduced in the Queen’s Speech.

I tuned in with interest today to the Queens Speech to listen to the Government plans to improve life chances for the most disadvantaged.  At I CAN we believe that communication is the fundamental life skill for all children.  Good communication is key to ensuring children get the best start in life but it is unfortunately the case that upwards …

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Guest blog post: How your front door can become a daily learning experience

Today’s blog post comes from Sarah Leonard, a qualified Speech and Language Therapist and mum to Lexi. Here she talks about different ways of developing listening skills in the early years and how even your front door can become a daily learning experience… Life with Lexi has started to fly by. I’m not sure when it happened but Lexi is …

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