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Storytelling at I CAN’s Meath School

Since 2011, we have enhanced and developed a storytelling approach to support literacy at I CAN’s Meath School. This has been a reflective process taking different aspects of our work with drama specialist, Louise Coigley and educational writer, Pie Corbett, tailoring their approaches to the needs of our learners at Meath. We have worked on the premise, ‘If you can’t …

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Language and literacy in secondary schools

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN Director of Outcomes and Information writes about the importance of higher level language skills for literacy in secondary schools. There is a rule in my local book group: if you can’t attend the monthly meeting, you must contribute to the discussion by sending  in a brief book review which is read out to the group. As …

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Kate Garraway joins forces with M&Co for I CAN

I CAN are delighted to be benefiting from a ‘Kite and Cosmic’ children’s clothing collection launching today. The range has been designed by M&Co and Kate Garraway to be fun, exciting and fashionable. The clothing is available in 220 stores. One in ten children are living with a communication difficulty in the UK. That’s three children in every classroom. This …

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Supporting children through induction and transition at I CAN’s Dawn House School.

Kathy Horton is a Learning Mentor at Dawn House School, I CAN’s specialist school for children aged 5-19 with severe and complex speech, language and communication difficulties. We spoke to Kathy about how students at Dawn House School are supported during their initial induction into the school and throughout their school life. Tell us a little bit more about your …

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Early identification and intervention

When they hear the term ‘early identification and intervention’, many people think this is just about the early years of a child’s life – but it’s not. It’s about recognising difficulties quickly, identifying and making a prompt intervention to support children and their families so that issues are tackled before they become more ingrained problems. Thinking in this way, early …

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