Category Archive for: ‘Volunteers’

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Highlights from I CAN’s Q and A with Mencap

On Wednesday 24th August our speech and language therapist Mandy Grist took part in a live Q & A on Mencap’s Facebook page and we received some really interesting questions. Find out what our responses were below. Question 1: Hi, my son is 3 years old and has been under SALT since he was 8 weeks old due to being fed …

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I CAN speaks to Courtenay Norbury, lead researcher of the UCL led SCALES research into language disorder

I CAN’s Lead Advisor for Communications Mandy Grist interviews Courtenay Norbury. Last week saw the publication of the latest report from the UCL led SCALES project “The impact of nonverbal ability on prevalence and clinical presentation of language disorder: evidence from a population study”. I was lucky enough to meet with Courtenay Norbury, lead researcher, and was able to ask …

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Early Talk Boost Case Study – Ambleside Centre, Reading

In September 2015 I CAN launched a brand new intervention for 3 – 4 year olds with delayed language, Early Talk Boost. Since then I CAN have been busy training Licensed Tutors who have been cascading training to early years practitioners across the country, enabling them to deliver the intervention to children in their settings. Phil Armstrong, manager of the …

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A guest blog from Arabella Lucas, an I CAN volunteer

I don’t know when autism was first described to me, but my older brother was diagnosed at the age of six. It took me a very long time to notice that there was any difference between him and my sister and I. We shared a bedroom for a few years and I remember playing Lego with him, saving up for …

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Guest blog: Chatterbox Challenge 2016 with Talking Tots

We’re coming to the end of Chatterbox Challenge 2016 week and we hope you’ve enjoyed getting your little ones involved in some of the fun activities from our activity pack! Our final guest blog comes from Talking Tots who have some great ideas for indoor activities that are fantastic fun AND help promote speech and language development! Winter is here …

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