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Shine a Light Awards Finalists announced!

Here at I CAN, we were thrilled when we found out that several of our colleagues and partners have been shortlisted as part of the Shine A Light awards 2013-14, celebrating excellent practice in supporting children and young people’s communication development. This yearly event, sponsored by The Communication Trust and Pearson Assessment, is a great way to showcase all the …

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New books available on I CAN’s shop: Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills Review

The Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills book from Jessica Kingsley Publishers provides ideas for activities for professionals working with children aged 5 to 12 years old with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), as well as parents of children with SLCN. Part 1 gives the theoretical and practical background to SLCN, helping to increase the confidence of professionals …

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Join us for our live Twitter Q&A!

On Wednesday 11 of December between 3pm & 4pm, our expert advisor Amanda Baxter will be answering your questions live on Twitter. If you have any questions relating to a child or young person’s speech, language or communication, please tweet them any time before or during the live Q&A to @ICANCharity along with the hashtag #ASKICAN, and our qualified speech …

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Update from the ELDP

Among those who have trained a very large number of practitioners through ELDP are: April Barry & her team on the Isle of Wight who are cascading training to all 60 children’s centres and accredited childminders on the island. This team is actively using ELDP resources to engage with parents, and incorporating activities into parent workshops and sessions such as …

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APPG for Children Inquiry: ‘Children and the Police’, by I CAN Communication Advisor, Liz Wood

I’m pleased that how the police engage with young people is in the spotlight. The All Party Parliamentary Group for Children has launched a new inquiry to explore the police’s relationships with children and young people, how they engage with them, and how children and young people view the police.  The inquiry will also consider how the police interact with …

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