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A Day at Meath School with Dr. Caroline Bowen

On 23rd October the Speech and Language Therapy team at I CAN’s Meath School were delighted to welcome Dr. Caroline Bowen, a leading authority on Speech and Language Pathology, all the way from Australia. Dr. Caroline Bowen delivered an informative and thought-provoking course to over 70 speech and language therapists from across the UK. The course, titled ‘Evidenced Based Interventions …

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Information on support for children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities: keeping up with the changes

It’s just over one year since the implementation of the Children and Families Act which introduced large scale change to the ways children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities are identified and supported. We’re still finding out what the changes have meant for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs, but information is starting to come …

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Dawn House Pupil Participation Conference 2015

‘Life after school’ was the theme around this year’s two day Pupil Participation Conference at I CAN’s Dawn House School. Students from the Further Education department alongside parents, teachers and staff of I CAN, were treated to an entertaining and enlightening experience. The entertainment came from the exceptional performances by Under the Headstocks Drama Group, who gave two presentations exposing …

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Eva March, specialist teacher and former I CAN advisor, tells us how she uses I CAN’s Jake & Tizzy story books with her granddaughter.

Eva March previously worked as a Communication Advisor for I CAN and also worked as a specialist teacher. Here she tells us how she uses the Jake & Tizzy storybooks with her granddaughter. One of the most enjoyable activities for me as a teacher working with children’s speech and language development was sharing books with very young children. Now as …

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Chatterbox Challenge : Guest Blog from La Jolie Ronde

This week saw the launch of Chatterbox Challenge and our fantastic partner groups have been sharing blogs and activities with us throughout the week! Our final blog is from La Jolie Ronde Languages for Children, a unique centre for French and Spanish language learning, who have kindly provided Chatterbox Challenge with some exclusive French and Spanish songs. Read their blog below …

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