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Dedicated Care and Improving Outcomes: Residential Services at Dawn House

Giving our children with speech and language communication needs (SLCN) the best care and education possible is our number one priority. Rebecca Baxter, Residential Services Manager at our Dawn House School, writes about why residential care is so important and the innovations they use to improve all areas of their children’s lives. In recent years, the number of residential placements …

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Lots Achieved, Lots More Still to Do!

Head of Evidence Mary Hartshorne lays out what we’ve achieved one year on from Bercow: Ten Years On, what more we still have to do and how we’re going to get there. It’s hard to believe that it’s a year since we launched Bercow Ten Years On: a review of provision for children and young people with speech, language and …

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Speaking Up and Giving Back – Anthony’s Story

Anthony Hornby is an alumni of both our Meath and Dawn House schools. His mother, Liz Hornby tells us about the fantastic progress he has made in his speech and language, his marathon running and even his first steps into after-dinner speaking! In April 2017 Anthony took part in the London Marathon raising money for I CAN. Considering he’d never …

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Research Round Up – March 2019

Since October 2018, there have been several key reports: Early Intervention Foundation Key competencies in early cognitive development: Things, people, numbers and words (December 2018) Building on two recent EIF reviews, Foundations for Life and Language as a child well-being indicator, this report reiterates the importance of children’s early language, and adds three other competencies associated with future success: understanding …

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Breaking Down Barriers in Speech, Language and Communication

‘Best Start In Life’ Programme Manager at Public Health England (PHE) Alison Morton lays out the partnership between the Department for Education (DFE) and the PHE and how they are supporting the work of Bercow: Ten Years On in tackling speech, communication and language barriers. Two years ago, the Early Intervention Foundation published a powerful review of the evidence on early language …

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