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Dawn House celebrate European Day of AAC

At the beginning of March 2018, staff and students at Dawn House School celebrated the CPLOL (the umbrella organisation of European Speech and Language Therapists) European Day of AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). A student and a Teaching Assistant from Dawn House School designed the poster below which was voted by other SLTs throughout Europe to be the poster used …

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How can we involve children, young people and their parents?

Our friends at The Communication Trust have resources to help young people and their parents engage in discussions around tailoring speech, language and communication need (SLCN) provision. We know many of you are passionate about involving children and young people with SLCN, and their parents, in the support given to them – but that doing so can be a real …

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A decade of highs and lows

Former government Communication Champion for children and young people and Chair of the Bercow: Ten Years On decision making panel, Jean Gross, reflects on the decade of change since the 2008 Bercow Report. As you read this, pause for a moment to reflect. Are you where you are in your career, your life, your relationships because you have good (or at least OK) …

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Ten years on – a different world, a different picture?

Mary Harsthorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence explains the key findings of the newly released Bercow: Ten Years On report. By the time you are reading this, we will have published Bercow: Ten Years On– an independent review of the provision for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). We will have crossed all the ‘t’s, dotted …

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Bob Reitemeier

Being the voice for the silent generation

On 20 March 2018 – I CAN and The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, launched Bercow: Ten Years On. I CAN CEO, Bob Reitemeier, highlights just why this report is needed now, more than ever.  I want to focus on how incredibly important this issue is – speech, language and communication. Of all the human life skills, our ability …

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