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Changing our national story – CEO Virginia Beardshaw

Last week I was sharing a story with my gorgeous godson. Talking about stories and pictures is one of the most important things that grownups can do with the children in their lives. Stories feed young imaginations and build bonds across the generations. They also build the language skills that are the foundation for reading. Today I CAN joins with …

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TATS

Introducing Talk About Talk Secondary!

A blog by Maxine Burns, I CAN’s Lead Advisor for Youth Programmes. Over the last few weeks I’ve been involved in supporting young people with communication difficulties to run Talk about Talk workshops for adults, seeing firsthand how young people themselves help delegates learn more about communication difficulties and how to support them. This programme has made a statistically significant …

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Mere Green

Case Study: Mere Green Primary School, trained in I CAN’s Primary Talk

Read below to hear from Michelle Spires, a Senior Leader at Mere Green Primary School, having trained in I CAN’s Primary Talk programme earlier this year. “As a school with a dedicated speech and language Resource Base, a small number of our staff already had some expertise developing communication skills and had been working closely with Speech and Language Therapists. …

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Kids With Talk Boost Signs

Happy 3rd Birthday Talk Boost KS1!

Another incredible year has flown by, with today marking three hugely successful years of Talk Boost KS1; I CAN’s KS1 speech, language and communication intervention. Almost 2,00 schools have implemented the intervention over the last three years, and more than 30,000 children being reached, Talk Boost KS1 has gone from strength to strength, continuing to deliver the fantastic outcomes that the pilot suggested …

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Meath

Evidence Based Practice in action at I CAN’s Meath School

At I CAN’s Meath School we are passionate about delivering the very best service we can and enabling our pupils who have severe and complex speech and language needs to achieve and learn to the very best of their ability. As a speech and language therapy department we live and breathe evidence based practice knowing that this is vital in …

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