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Chatterbox Challenge: Are you ready for your Mad Chatter’s Tea Party with Humf?

I CAN’s Chatterbox Challenge week is coming up on 1-8th March 2013. We held our own Chatterbox Challenge tea party yesterday with a special appearance from Humf, from Nick Jr.’s who danced with the children to ‘I’m a Little Teapot’! Boogie Mites came along to lead our Chatterbox Challenge songs and activities and our Communication Advisor, Jon Gilmartin, was there to …

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Why are schools reporting more children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)?

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Just before Christmas, the Department for Education (DfE) launched the results of a major 3 year national research programme: the Better Communication Research Programme (BCRP), the most extensive research programme ever for SLCN with the ambitious aims of bringing together research, policy and practice. One of the headlines was that the number of children and young people at primary and …

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Still chance to enter Bath Half Family Fun Run for I CAN

With the New Year in full bloom, and lots of talk of resolutions and a healthier you in 2013, there is still time to secure your place in the Bath Half Family Fun Run, which will take place just after the start of the half marathon on Sunday 3 March. The Fun Run has grown year on year with over …

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Xmas 2012

Christmas Message from Virginia Beardshaw, I CAN CEO

2012 has been busy for all charities and particularly those working with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. The policy landscape continues to change – with the introduction of a revised Early Years Foundation Stage which has communication and language at its heart; proposals for a new Primary Curriculum and the publication of the draft SEN …

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Dawn House Students speak to All Party Parliamentary Group for Children

Two students from Dawn House School spoke to the prestigious All Party Parliamentary Group for Children yesterday (Monday 17th December) as part of their inquiry on the question Are children and young people getting the opportunities they want?. The meeting focused on ensuring schools support children and young people to enjoy learning and continue in education and training beyond 16.  …

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