Star Fundraiser Alison tackles the Great Wall of China

This October, speech and language therapist Alison Martin will make an 8-day trek across the Great Wall of China in support of I CAN. Tackling the vigorous upwards climb with thousands of steps will be no easy feat, but Alison has been training hard on the hills of the Isle of Wight. Walking 20-30 miles a week in preparation, Alison …

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I CAN… train the trainers

As a speech and language therapist with a background in children’s centres in East London, I have always held a diverse clinical caseload, as well as offering training and universal services to a variety of groups and professionals. My role in the Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) is to provide training days and materials to local leads from a variety …

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Decoding phonics for children with SLCN

Next Monday (18th June), all year 1 pupils across England will take the phonics screening check for the first time. Find out more at  the Department of Education website However, the check has not been without controversy. A coalition of education organisations, amongst others, has highlighted their concerns including issues for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), EAL …

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Are we nearly there yet? – Guest Blog from Talking Tots

It’s that time of year when many of us are making longish car journeys with our children. There are many ways to help keep children entertained in the car, with everything from hi-tech gadgets to simple games. We thought we’d share some of the simple games we played in the car. Rock, paper, scissors This is a game for 2. …

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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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