Meath School pupil in Just So Singers presented to members of the Royal Family at Royal Albert Hall Concert

Michael, Meath School pupil (left), who is part of the Surrey Special Educational Needs Choir Just So Singers was presented to TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward and Sophie this week (Tuesday 29th May) at the Go Surrey concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Michael was one of three students chosen from the Just So Singers to …

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Japanese Olympic Marathon runners joined 100-strong I CAN team in Bupa London 10,000

Japanese Olympic Marathon runners, including Miss Yoshimi Ozaki, Miss Risa Shigetomo, Mr.Arata Fujiwara and Mr.Kentaro Nakamoto joined a team of 100 runners competing in the BUPA London 10,000 yesterday (Sunday 27th May) for I CAN, the children’s communication charity. The race, which started on The Mall, with over 15,000 registered runners, was an opportunity for the Japanese Olympic runners to …

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Speech and language difficulties and bullying

As part of the I CAN Help Enquiry Service we have lots of calls from parents wanting some information about how to help their child with speech and language difficulties negotiate the challenges of school.  Often this isn’t about what they are learning, but more about the social times.  “How will he make himself understood?” “Will he be able to …

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Update on the Early Language Development Programme (ELDP)

Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) training has started to roll out nationally with two-day courses currently running in Birmingham and Sheffield. After completion of the initial training pilots in March, 6 ELDP hubs have started cascading and have so far reached 165 individual practitioners with their sessions. For example, in March, the hub in Barrow in Furness held a ‘Babies …

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The journey from Make Chatter Matter to Hello – by Anita Kerwin-Nye, outgoing Director of The Communication Trust

I was working for I CAN, as Director of Communications, when the seeds for The Communication Trust were sown. Working closely with Virginia Beardshaw, Chief Executive of I CAN, we ran the incredible Make Chatter Matter campaign, which firmly put children’s communication on the policy and media agenda. In the wake of the Bercow Review, which the voluntary sector had …

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