Enter our Adopt a Word competition to win Mario & Sonic game for the Nintendo 3DS

We’re all excited about the games. At the first event, held in 1896, there were just 9 sports. This year, there are only 26. With so many other possible sports to choose from, we think it’s time to shake things up a bit. Technically speaking, as long as it is widely practiced in at least 75 countries, across four continents, …

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What is specific language impairment?

Specific Language Impairment (or SLI as it is often called) is a term that is used to describe difficulties with learning and using language. Children are described as having SLI when they are as clever as other children their age, but they struggle to understand and use language to communicate and learn. Sometimes children can have speech, language and communication …

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Dominic Ing-Seaborne – The day that changed me

The first question that I would ask you all reading this, is what do you think of me?  You might describe me as bright as the sun, and as so fit, clever, skilful and practical, that you would think that my body and mind are perfect like a god!  But everyone has had their down side in life. In the …

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Sam’s Case study – ex-Meath pupil (Interview April 2012)

Looking back, Sam’s Mum Tess feels very lucky because they had a childminder who spotted that Sam wasn’t responding to words. When Sam was two, she asked Tess to get Sam’s hearing checked and suspected he may be autistic. Sure enough, by the age of three Sam was diagnosed with a speech disorder and an autistic spectrum disorder which means …

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Dawn House School students art work exhibited in The National Mall Galleries, London

Last week, two Year 11 students from Dawn House School had their work chosen to display in The Mall Galleries, London as part of the 10th Annual National Students Art Exhibition. The special school run by I CAN is for children aged 5 to 19 years with severe and complex speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Six students work were …

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