Elisabeth Basford Case Study

A Nurtured Transformation – William’s story

Elisabeth Basford is the mother of 17-year-old William, a student at I CAN’s Dawn House School. Here she shares the challenges and rewards of raising a child with complex speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and her aspirations for him as he nears a cross-road in his education. Around two years of age, William began to show some very serious …

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I CAN runners

A step ahead – 5 tips to get marathon ready

It’s about this time of year we hear the all too familiar grumbles when it’s mentioned that Christmas is less than two months away. Yes this year has flown by. For many, now is also the time to start thinking about the running season, particularly as the London Marathon is less than six months away. A lot of marathon participants …

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Mar Hartshorne

Bercow: Ten Years On – High hopes for change

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence summarises the key themes coming out of the review. Something that has lodged in my memory is what I did as part of some training many moons ago. To get a real sense of what it’s like to have a language disorder, we had to spend a day able only to communicate in …

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research round up

Research Round Up – November 2017

October was a busy month for research publications and reports around children’s language development and educational needs. Here are the ones we picked for you. The Early Intervention Foundation compiled a report linking language and other social, emotional and learning outcomes – highlighting how early language development is a primary indicator of child wellbeing. The Education Endowment Foundation and Public …

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Playground Banner

New playground at I CAN’s Meath School

On Thursday 28 September I CAN’s Meath School proudly opened a newly refurbished play area in front of excited pupils and parents. The playground has been kindly funded by DM Thomas Foundation and John Horniman’s Children’s Trust. Rosy Harper, Communications Executive and Bronwyn Hartney, Area Sales Manager of DM Thomas Foundation officially opened the space, which had been redeveloped over …

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