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New survey results from Save the Children

By Kate Freeman, Lead Communication Advisor A recent Save the Children survey highlighted teachers’ concerns about children struggling to speak in full sentences and follow simple instructions.  Teachers said that many never catch up and that early language gaps drag down school results, making it harder to deliver the curriculum for all children. Speaking and listening skills underpin literacy and …

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A blog to say Farewell and Happy Christmas!

Its been a very long goodbye,  but the moment to say “Farewell” as Chief Executive of I CAN is fast approaching. I CAN celebrated its 127th birthday on 26 November.  I’ve only been responsible for the most recent ten and a half of those years. With such a distinguished history, all any one person can do is serve the charity …

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What aspects of communication do young people find most challenging?

A blog by Maxine Burns, Lead Communication Advisor One feature of I CAN’s original Talk about Talk programme that helped it win this year’s Shine a Light Award for innovation from The Communication Trust and Pearson Assessment, is the way it involved young people right from the word go. Teenagers helped to design and then co-delivered a short course to …

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Dawn House School students shortlisted for ShortReel 2015 competition!

Congratulations are in order for a group of students from I CAN’s Dawn House School after their film, Ghetto Kids, was shortlisted for ShortReel 2015 – a filmmaking competition for students aged 14-19. ShortReel, a competition for young filmmakers in eastern and central England, was launched by the Cambridge Film Festival in association with the Arts Film Club, this year …

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Charles Russell Speechlys – Please vote for I CAN as your Charity of the Year in 2016!

Until 15th December 2015, employees at Charles Russell Speechlys have the chance to vote for their 2016 charity partner and I CAN is thrilled to be in the running! Charles Russell Speechlys – Please vote for I CAN as your Charity of the Year in 2016! Charles Russell Speechlys Legal Director, Andy Williams’ son Elliot has severe and complex Speech …

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