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Guest blog: Chatterbox Challenge 2016 with Boogie Mites

What is school readiness and why do we want it? Today there is so much emphasis on ‘school readiness’ that we are in danger of forgetting what we are preparing children for. So, what is school readiness? Although the term ‘school readiness’ is frequently used, there is in fact no agreed definition of the term. But if we think about …

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Gaining A Voice with Meath School: Daniel’s Story

Below Daniel’s mum, Emma, tells us about his progress since attending I CAN’s Meath School My nine year old son, Daniel, started attending Meath – I CAN’s specialist speech and language school – in February 2012. We first noticed that Daniel was struggling with his speech, language and communication at around 18 -20 months old. He was babbling but the …

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Gaining A Voice with Meath School: Tom’s Story

Below Victoria tells us of the progress her son Tom has made since attending I CAN’s Meath School Our son Thomas, who is now 11, started attending Meath – I CAN’s specialist school – in January 2010, when he was five and a half years old. Thomas has a rare chromosome deletion disorder called Koolen De Vries syndrome which has …

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Dawn House School students invited to perform at Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Four further education students from Dawn House, I CAN’s specialist school, have been chosen to showcase their musical talents at the prestigious Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham next month. The students, aged between 16  and 19 have been working with a DJ from County Youth Arts Nottingham over the past four months, composing songs and honing their musical skills. The group …

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Early Talk Boost and Talk Boost arrive in Aberdeen

A blog from Lead Communication Advisor at I CAN, Jill Atkinson A very warm welcome awaited me when I journeyed to Aberdeen to deliver Talk Boost and Early Talk Boost training. The enthusiastic participants were Speech and Language Therapists and Teachers due to become Scotland’s first I CAN licensed tutors for these two programmes. I was impressed by the already well …

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