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Guest blog: Chatterbox Challenge 2016 with Debutots

Use Story to encourage Communication, Imagination and Participation It’s that time of year again – the Chatterbox Challenge is fast approaching and here at Debutots Head Office we have been prepping our special Elf and Fairy stories for this year’s Challenge. As well as using some of the lovely songs in this year’s pack, we also put our Debutots stamp …

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Gaining A Voice with Meath School: Zan’s story

Below Catherine tells us about what life has been like since finding Meath School for her son, Alexander For the first two years of Alexander’s life, we watched our young son struggle to communicate with the world around him. At five, Alexander could not make any sounds on command. Never mind words or letters, sounds. An assessment and diagnosis – …

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Guest blog: Chatterbox Challenge 2016 with Boogie Mites

What is school readiness and why do we want it? Today there is so much emphasis on ‘school readiness’ that we are in danger of forgetting what we are preparing children for. So, what is school readiness? Although the term ‘school readiness’ is frequently used, there is in fact no agreed definition of the term. But if we think about …

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Gaining A Voice with Meath School: Daniel’s Story

Below Daniel’s mum, Emma, tells us about his progress since attending I CAN’s Meath School My nine year old son, Daniel, started attending Meath – I CAN’s specialist speech and language school – in February 2012. We first noticed that Daniel was struggling with his speech, language and communication at around 18 -20 months old. He was babbling but the …

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Gaining A Voice with Meath School: Tom’s Story

Below Victoria tells us of the progress her son Tom has made since attending I CAN’s Meath School Our son Thomas, who is now 11, started attending Meath – I CAN’s specialist school – in January 2010, when he was five and a half years old. Thomas has a rare chromosome deletion disorder called Koolen De Vries syndrome which has …

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