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The Art of Communication: Private Viewing in Support of I CAN

More than 50 of I CAN’s closest supporters enjoyed a private preview of an exhibition titled ‘Southern Abstraction’, from leading South African artists on Tuesday 17th January. The reception, at the Everard Read London gallery in Chelsea was kindly sponsored by Christopher Holder, I CAN Trustee and Chair of the Every Child A Voice appeal, and one of the Directors …

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Guest Blog With SLT

Guest blog from Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Carol Reffin who tells us about her work with young people with mental health needs

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Carol Reffin talks about her role working in a multi-professional team with young people with mental health needs. She says: ‘Speech and Language Therapy in Mental Health can be challenging, but it is incredibly rewarding and allows SLT to add value to children’s and young peoples’ lives’ I work as a Speech and Language Therapist …

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Mary Blog

Mary Hartshorne, Director of Outcomes and Information at I CAN, tells us about the complex relationship between speech, language and communication needs and mental health

Children and young people’s mental health is in the spotlight – a 70% increase in rates of depression and anxiety over the last 25 years, 20% of adolescents experience mental health difficulties. Given the scale of the problem, and the fact that a huge percentage of these are not getting the support they need it’s not surprising that the Government …

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This month is technology month

The issue of children’s use of technology is one that we are often asked about and so this month we are sharing ideas and information about the crucial role technology can play in supporting children’s language development by creating new opportunities for interaction and engagement. Television, tablets, smart phones and computers all provide a wealth of activities for children to …

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EPG Blog

Electropalatography (EPG)

Simon Elliot, Head of Therapy at Meath School, shares his insight into the innovative technology helping children with severe and persistent speech disorders. The speech and language therapists at I CAN’s Meath School are looking forward to trialling Electropalatography (EPG) in the New Year.  EPG is a computer based speech and language therapy technique which shows the contact the tongue …

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