research round up

Research Round Up – October 2017

Throughout September many impactful studies surrounding education and speech and language development were concluded and published. We have picked up and highlighted just a few to bring to your attention. The Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at the University College of London conducted research on how children learn abstract concepts like ‘idea’ or ‘freedom’. The study has implications for …

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No Pens Day Wednesday

Pens down, speak up! It’s #NoPensDay Wednesday

Today (4th October, 2017) is No Pens Day Wednesday, a day dedicated to showcasing the importance of speech, language and communication within the classroom, encouraging schools and settings to put down their pens and to run a day of speaking and listening activities. With the first No Pens Day being held in 2011, the event is now in its seventh …

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Meath School SSE

Changing Signs at Meath School

Kayleigh Turner is a Senior Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) at I CAN’s Meath School in Surrey.  Here she presents a two year review of the introduction and use of Sign Supported English (SSE) at Meath School. In September 2015 the staff, children, parents, carers, friends and families jointly began an exciting journey to launch Sign Supported English (SSE) at …

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Are you interested in helping the Bercow: Ten Years On project hear the views of children and young people?

Are you interested in helping the Bercow: Ten Years On project hear the views of children and young people? Have you got experience of speaking with groups of children and young people and facilitating discussions? Then this new paid opportunity could be for you! We are inviting applications for an exciting role to plan and deliver a series of children …

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Castles

Data, data everywhere! Using it wisely to give us the evidence we need.

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence, explains why using evidence is so important, and how it has shaped I CAN in becoming an ‘outcomes focused organisation’. Temperatures have been rising over the past few centuries, whilst at the same time the numbers of pirates have been decreasing. Thus pirates cool the world and global warming is a hoax. In an …

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