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I CAN Advisor, Jonothan Wright, explains the impact delayed language can have on children in key stage 2 and beyond

Delayed language skills are not just a problem for children in the early years or the start of primary school. For some children and young people with delayed language, their difficulties can persist into key stage 2 / upper primary school and beyond. There are many reasons for delayed language skills and we know that living in an area of …

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No Pens Day Wednesday at Dawn House School

Andrea Robinson, Therapy Team Leader at Dawn House shares the school’s recent experience of ‘No Pens Wednesday’ and highlights from their annual Voice Box Joke Competition. On Wednesday 5th October 2016 Dawn House signed up to a national speaking and listening event organised by The Communication Trust called “No Pens Day Wednesday”. Lessons were prepared to focus even more on …

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THRASS at Dawn House School

I CAN’s Dawn House School is an ‘outstanding’ (Ofsted 2015) specialist school for children and young people aged five to 19 with severe and complex speech, language and communication difficulties including those with Asperger’s Syndrome. The majority of pupils at Dawn House School have difficulty with some aspect of reading or writing. This could be difficulties with reading accuracy, comprehension, …

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Supporting children through induction and transition at I CAN’s Dawn House School.

Kathy Horton is a Learning Mentor at Dawn House School, I CAN’s specialist school for children aged 5-19 with severe and complex speech, language and communication difficulties. We spoke to Kathy about how students at Dawn House School are supported during their initial induction into the school and throughout their school life. Tell us a little bit more about your …

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Top Tips from I CAN for International Literacy Day

Speech, language and literacy are linked – fact. This is because to develop good literacy skills, you need to be able to speak and understand language. If you can’t say it or understand it, you won’t be able to read it or write it. Thursday 8th September is International Literacy Day – a day which celebrates the efforts and progress …

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