Schools get some talking tips from a gold medal athlete

In November, two UK primary schools won a visit from Liz Johnson, Paralympic swimmer to visit the schools and to talk to the students about the importance of believing in yourself to achieve your dreams. St James’s Primary School in Paisley and Percy Hedley Upper and Lower School in Newcastle were entered into a competition for taking part in the …

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Get ready, set, row! Children encouraged to chatter for charity sing-a-long

Today I CAN have launched our new Chatterbox Challenge 2012! The Chatterbox Challenge 2012 will take place between 1- 7 February and with 2012 set to be a special and lively year the theme will be Kids in Motion, which means lots of movement, lots of chatter and above all lots of fun! Speech, language and communication skills are the …

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Dawn House School Pupil Participation Conference – thoughts from Virginia Beardshaw, CEO of I CAN

Before the October half term, I was thrilled to be able to visit Dawn House School for the third annual Pupil Participation Conference. The purpose of the event is to bring organisations, parents and mainstream pupils together to hear about SLCN and explore what it means for the young people at Dawn House themselves. The conference is build around workshops …

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Meath School assessment by Meath parent Alexandra Frost

Izzy had speech and language assessments with the NHS which were pretty much rubbish.  They failed to explain exactly what was going on with my daughter except that she was making little or no progress and that the gap between her and her peers was widening.  They seemed reluctant to help getting her a diagnoses or making a proper plan to …

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“Why doesn’t he answer me…….?” Are you worried about a child in your class?

The new term is well and truly underway, and things will probably have started to settle down a little by now. Children are finding their feet and you probably feel like you are starting to get to know everyone.  However, sometimes things don’t quite go as smoothly as we would like. Is there a child in your class or setting …

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