I CAN’s Dawn House School pupils and staff go to the Paralympic Games

It was an early start as we all set our alarms for 6am Friday 7th September. There was no time for breakfast, as we headed to Newark train station to catch the 07:30 to Kings Cross. Croissants and jam on the train filled filed a hole on a very quiet journey down – our excitement to see the Paralympics was …

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Meath School’s tea party with Humf for the Chatterbox Challenge

Children at I CAN’s Meath School had an amazing time having their very own tea party for the Chatterbox Challenge. They enjoyed a fun and healthy selection of food at their tea party held in Meath’s gardens. They were also very excited to have an extra special guest – Humf, from the popular pre-school TV series currently airing on Nick …

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Working together to promote children’s communication development – guest blog from Debutots

The aim of Beechdale Nursery, Consett, is for children to develop in a stimulating environment. Beechdale has highly trained and committed staff who work to create a supportive and enabling environment for all children, including those with communication difficulties. Each child is valued for who they are and the staff focus on the individual requirements of each child and respond …

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How do our former pupils’ get on after I CAN’s Dawn House school?

Clegg J, Ansorge L, Stackhouse J and Donlan C (2012) Developmental communication impairments in adults: outcomes and life experiences of the adults and their parents LSHSS in press Introduction This study looks at outcomes and life experiences in adulthood of children who attended a residential special school for children with severe and complex speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Method …

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Early Language Development Programme update

The 142 children’s centre/nursery workers, speech and language therapists and local authority early years practitioners and professionals who are taking up our free training opportunity in September are coming from as far apart as Cornwall and Birmingham and Croydon and Cumbria. We are particularly pleased that nearly 50% of the 249 hubs of speech, language and communication knowledge being created …

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