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Early Talk Boost and Talk Boost arrive in Aberdeen

A blog from Lead Communication Advisor at I CAN, Jill Atkinson A very warm welcome awaited me when I journeyed to Aberdeen to deliver Talk Boost and Early Talk Boost training. The enthusiastic participants were Speech and Language Therapists and Teachers due to become Scotland’s first I CAN licensed tutors for these two programmes. I was impressed by the already well …

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A parent story: The impact Talk Boost KS1 made to my son

Since launching in March 2012, I CAN’s Talk Boost KS1 intervention has reached almost 40,000 children in 2,200 schools, boosting their communication skills and helping them to catch up with their peers. One of those children is Mandy’s six year old son, Caiden. Caiden, who is in year 1, recently finished a 10 week Talk Boost KS1 intervention. When describing …

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Willow Forest School at Meath!

A blog from I CAN’s Meath School If you go down to the woods today … you might be surprised to see children from I CAN’s Meath School enjoying their learning at Willow’s Forest School. Each class are having the opportunity to use the woods to support and enhance their learning experience. The session starts with the children, all of …

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Guest blog: Have a tip-top Chatterbox Challenge with PACEY’s top tips

Here at the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) we are really excited about the upcoming Chatterbox Challenge week on 8th-14th February 2016. PACEY understands that language is important because it forms the foundation for interacting with others – allowing us to communicate our needs, thoughts and experiences. Babies are born ready to communicate – listening, responding and …

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Learning to read with Jake and Tizzy!

Here at I CAN we know that early language skills are indicators of a child’s later academic success and are key to their ability to learn to read – that’s why we developed the Jake & Tizzy series! This series of eight books produced by I CAN, the children’s communication charity, is based on everyday familiar situations that children find …

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