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Facts, Statistics and Children’s Early Language

Mary Hartshorne, Director of Impact at I CAN, discusses how increased public awareness of the facts about children’s early language has benefited parents and carers.  Some facts and statistics stick in your mind, don’t they? Many of mine are food related: Eat five fruit and veg a day! You burn more calories eating a stick of celery than you gain …

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“I just wanted to do my bit!” – Catherine’s Story

As a newly qualified speech and language therapist, Catherine Sims knows all about the challenges that children with speech and language communication needs (SLCN) have. That’s why she decided to run the London Marathon for I CAN! See our full conversation below. What was the inspiration behind your desire to run the London Marathon? It was something I’ve always wanted …

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Being an Intern at Meath School – Ceri’s Story

Ceri is one of the Undergraduate psychology students interning at I CAN’s Meath School. Here she gives a brief insight into the placement, and the impact of her experiences half way through her year. When I applied for the placement at Meath School, I didn’t know what to expect. I knew I wanted experience of working with children and a …

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Jules Whicher – A Communication Champion

Jules Whicher, winner of the Communication Champion of the Year Award and the overall winner of the Pearson Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2019 Shine a Light Awards, outlines what communication means to her. I still can’t believe that nearly a week ago I was sat alongside other finalists at the Shine A Light Awards ceremony in London, organised by …

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Being an Intern at Meath School – Jack’s Story

Jack Takeda is one of the undergraduate psychology students interning at I CAN’s Meath School. Here he gives a brief insight into his first few months in the role and how it has already impacted his future career path.  My first reaction when visiting Meath School (back in October 2017) was quite literally “this is where I want to complete …

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