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The Student Council – Speaking Out at Dawn House

Ensuring the voice of children and young people with speech language and communication needs (SLCN) is heard is imperative to their development and progress. That is why I CAN’s Dawn House School in Nottinghamshire promotes an active student council. We spoke to some of the Dawn House School students, to find out what they thought about the effectiveness of the …

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The Communication Trust need your input: Involving Children and Young People with SLCN

The Communication Trust are looking for practitioners to help them redevelop one of their popular resources: Involving Children and Young People with SLCN – A toolkit for education settings The free toolkit was initially launched in February 2016 in order to help staff in education settings to understand, review and to shape their approach in improving the involvement of children and young people …

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Hands-on experience at Meath School

To mark Volunteers’ Week, an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK, Rosie Fishlock shares how taking part in a work placement over the past seven months has potentially changed her career path. After approaching I CAN’s Meath School in 2015, Rosie, a psychology student from Cardiff University, joined the school last September.  “To complement my …

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Rediscovering Speech and Language Therapy

Returning to work after a long break can be a truly daunting prospect! However, I am pleased to say that my journey back to Speech and Language Therapy has been made much easier through volunteering at I CAN’s Meath School. The school is local to where I live and I approached them about taking on a voluntary role to refresh my …

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Learning from you, learning from me!

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence, explores the importance of joint working so that everyone working with children and young people knows about speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Picture a large glass jar filled with water, and a spot of coloured dye being dropped into it. Watch the colour spread throughout the water, gradually colouring all of the …

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