Sue Roulstone

Ensuring pupil voice: tips to ensure best practice

Professor Sue Roulstone is Emeritus Professor at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Much of her work has focussed on children and family perspectives on speech and language impairment. Sue spoke to I CAN about best practice around involving children and young people in sharing their views and decision making. Ensuring the voice of children and young people …

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The Student Council – Speaking Out at Dawn House

Ensuring the voice of children and young people with speech language and communication needs (SLCN) is heard is imperative to their development and progress. That is why I CAN’s Dawn House School in Nottinghamshire promotes an active student council. We spoke to some of the Dawn House School students, to find out what they thought about the effectiveness of the …

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TCT Toolkit

The Communication Trust need your input: Involving Children and Young People with SLCN

The Communication Trust are looking for practitioners to help them redevelop one of their popular resources: Involving Children and Young People with SLCN – A toolkit for education settings The free toolkit was initially launched in February 2016 in order to help staff in education settings to understand, review and to shape their approach in improving the involvement of children and young people …

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Hands-on experience at Meath School

To mark Volunteers’ Week, an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK, Rosie Fishlock shares how taking part in a work placement over the past seven months has potentially changed her career path. After approaching I CAN’s Meath School in 2015, Rosie, a psychology student from Cardiff University, joined the school last September.  “To complement my …

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Rediscovering Speech and Language Therapy

Returning to work after a long break can be a truly daunting prospect! However, I am pleased to say that my journey back to Speech and Language Therapy has been made much easier through volunteering at I CAN’s Meath School. The school is local to where I live and I approached them about taking on a voluntary role to refresh my …

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