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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) at I CAN’s Meath School

Jessie Luckins, Senior Speech and Language Therapist and Aided Communication Coordinator at I CAN‘s Meath School, spoke to us about the importance of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and how it works to aid and develop communication for pupils throughout the school. What is AAC? Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is anything that is used to help problems with speech, …

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I CAN’s Tracker Tool

At  I CAN our priority is to develop programmes that have an impact on children’s speech, language and communication. With this in mind we thoroughly pilot and evaluate all of our programmes to make sure they have an impact. However, we also continue to monitor our programmes after the pilot phase; this is to ensure they carry on being effective …

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EPG Blog

Electropalatography (EPG)

Simon Elliot, Head of Therapy at Meath School, shares his insight into the innovative technology helping children with severe and persistent speech disorders. The speech and language therapists at I CAN’s Meath School are looking forward to trialling Electropalatography (EPG) in the New Year.  EPG is a computer based speech and language therapy technique which shows the contact the tongue …

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Andy Metcalfe, Media Studies Tutor at I CAN’s Dawn House School, talks to us about the Media Studies course

“My philosophy is that students should hold a camera from their very first lesson” Andy Metcalfe, Media Studies Tutor at I CAN’s Dawn House School, talks to us about the Further Education (FE) Media Studies course and its popularity amongst the students. Media Studies is a popular course as it is technology based and is a great way for the …

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Apps Blog

How apps and devices can be used to help support children’s speech, language and communication skills

Gifts involving technology will have been among some of the bestsellers this past festive season. There are a variety of devices, toys and games that will surprise and amuse us. Whether it’s sharing a love of Pokemon Go! or playing with different apps on a phone or using social media technology is central to our lives. Underlying a lot of the reasons …

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