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Dr Sarah Spencer, lecturer at the University of Sheffield shares some ideas about how to assess teenagers’ language skills

I’ve heard on the grapevine that some people are a little reluctant to work with teenagers with language disorders.  As one respondent to a questionnaire about speech and language therapy for teenagers said: ‘‘I think people are scared of [teenagers]…Young children are fun, adults are self-motivated, adolescents are unknown. It is the hardest population to reach”1. I was so surprised …

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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) for children with speech disorders

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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Andy Metcalfe, Media Studies Tutor at I CAN’s Dawn House School, talks to us about the Media Studies course

“My philosophy is that students should hold a camera from their very first lesson” Andy Metcalfe, Media Studies Tutor at I CAN’s Dawn House School, talks to us about the Further Education (FE) Media Studies course and its popularity amongst the students. Media Studies is a popular course as it is technology based and is a great way for the …

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Apps Blog

How apps and devices can be used to help support children’s speech, language and communication skills

Gifts involving technology will have been among some of the bestsellers this past festive season. There are a variety of devices, toys and games that will surprise and amuse us. Whether it’s sharing a love of Pokemon Go! or playing with different apps on a phone or using social media technology is central to our lives. Underlying a lot of the reasons …

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