How is my child with SLCN getting on at school?

With the end of the Spring Term just around the corner many parents will be taking a look back at the year so far and having a think about how their son or daughter is getting on at school. For those of you whose child has got speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) there may be even more questions to …

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Guest Blog post on I CAN Chatterbox Challenge by Cheeky Monkeys

The Cheeky Monkeys focused on the nursery rhyme ‘Row Row Row Your Boat’ for the I CAN Chatterbox Challenge. The focus this year was to highlight the opportunity of developing physical movement through action rhymes. The children were involved in making their own boats in preparation for the challenge to take them to the boating lake and discover if they …

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Spreading the word – an update from a Communication Ambassador

My name is Pip and I am a Communication Ambassador. You may be asking yourself “ what on earth is one of those and what can I do to help?” I like to think of us as the “A-Team” of information on communication. I decided to volunteer because when my daughter was younger I didn’t realise how much information and …

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Understanding different ways to talk

Did you have a chat to someone on your way to work or school this morning? Most of us have no trouble talking to others, and very often we take this for granted. For some children this can be a daily challenge – they will usually need to find other ways of talking to their friends or telling an adult …

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Thousands of children across the country get chatting – take look at our photo gallery

Once again I CAN has teamed up with Capital Shopping Centres to launch the Chatterbox Challenge 2012- Kids in Motion. Three action packed events were kicked off at The Victoria Centre, Nottingham; The Potteries, Stoke on Trent; and the Trafford Centre in Manchester.  Each event was an action-packed day with magicians, free face painting, performances from Debutots, Boogie Mites, Tots …

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