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Mar Hartshorne

Transition: A process not an event

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence, explores the experiences of pupils with speech, language and communication needs as they move into or on from school. Last month at a conference I heard the results of a survey carried out in a secondary school with Year 7 students, 50 lessons into a new school year. Staff asked pupils to reflect …

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I CAN provides evidence to the National Fostering Stocktake

The Department for Education put out a call for evidence as part of a consultation for the ‘National Fostering Stocktake’ – a review of the fostering system in the UK.  You can download I CAN’s response in full here. Tweet government,politics news,politics news,politics

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Celebrating the launch of the De Montfort University Speech and Language Centre – Students delivering I CAN’s Early Talk Boost

A celebration event was held to officially launch the Speech and Language Therapy Centre based at Leicester’s Centre for Integrated Living (LCiL). The provision has been developed thanks to a partnership between Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and De Montfort University (DMU) #DMUlocal, and ensures that Speech and Language Therapy students are supported to gain hands-on clinical experience during their …

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Developmental Language Delay Background And Implications Blog 1

Professor Courtenay Norbury of University College London, shares some background to the new DLD terminology and some implications for planning services

Developmental Language Disorder: background and implications Language is a uniquely human skill that underpins our social interactions, learning, and access to many leisure activities. It is therefore no surprise that talking and listening skills predict children’s school success and social and emotional well-being. Self-talk is also an important tool for being able to control our own behaviour and to regulate …

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Mary Hartshorne, I CAN Head of Evidence, explains how children with Developmental Language Disorder learn differently and hopes that a new term will help raise awareness of this condition

Last month in our I CAN staff meeting, I asked people from across departments to think back to before they joined I CAN. There were people from our fund raising department, the business team, our media and press teams – as well as finance and admin staff. I asked for a show of hands: ‘how many had heard of Autism …

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