Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Joining Up the Dots Between Mental Health and SLCN

On World Mental Health Day 2018, making sure people understand the link between poor communication and mental health is more important than ever before. Our Head of Evidence Mary Hartshorne explores the issue. Last year, as the government’s plans to transform mental health support for young people were announced, we wrote about the link between mental health difficulties and speech, …

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Harry’s assessment gave us the answers we needed on the important questions

Having children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) assessed can often be arduous and painful. To get more of an insight into this process, we spoke to Janette Butler, a grandmother of a child with SLCN experiences. We spoke to Janette about Harry, the issues he’s faced in school and why I CAN’s Bill Harrison Assessment Service had such …

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The 10 most common challenges faced by children with speech, language and communication needs

Children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) face a host of challenges in everyday life. Some are more difficult than others. Our Speech and Language Advisor Maxine Burns outlines the top 10 challenges they face and why they deserve your attention.  If you have a basic grasp of a language other than your own native tongue, then you have …

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Running the Extra Mile for I CAN – Adam’s Blog #1

As part of his ‘Big Running Challenge’ I CAN supporter Adam Guest will be providing a bi-weekly blog, keeping you up to date with his fitness, his daughter Elsie’s progress in school and why he’s going the extra mile for I CAN. See his first blog below. I’m currently in training for the first event in my “Big Running Challenge” …

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Going back to my roots to make a difference – Interview with Rob Walton

Rob Walton is the new Headteacher at our Meath Primary school. Take a look at his hopes and aspirations for the role and what he wants to achieve with the children he’ll be helping and supporting below: What are you most looking forward to about starting at Meath School? This is my first headship and it’s great to be back …

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