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The next steps in listening! By Amanda Baxter, I CAN Communication Advisor

This blog comes to you from an I CAN speech & language therapist and explores the importance of listening skills, and what you can to to develop them! Listening is a skill that develops from when we’re born to adulthood (and then we often use our ‘selective hearing’ to listen to the things we want to hear!). Just like any …

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Read I CAN volunteer Chris’ story and be inspired to run the Bath Half 2015 or Brighton Marathon 2015!

Christopher Roberts came over from the US last year and worked as an I CAN volunteer at Meath School. While he was here volunteering he not only took part in the Bath Half Marathon for I CAN but ran the Brighton Marathon for us too! See his story below…. To begin, I’ll say what first started as a means to …

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Raising Your Game comes to an end – Liz Wood, I CAN Communication Advisor

Raising Your Game is sadly coming to an end after five years of working with Mencap and Nacro to improve the lives of young people with a learning disability or communication difficulty who have offended or are at risk of offending. It was a partnership project and I CAN’s main role was to develop and co-deliver with young people, Talk …

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Celebrating 20 years of the Manchester Language Study

A blog from John Parrott, I CAN Communication Advisor. I am one of I CAN’s Communication Advisors and have been working in the field of children and young people’s speech, language and communication needs for over 30 years. During that time we have learnt a huge amount about language development; what can go wrong in that development, the impact this …

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Dawn House School students win national NASUWT art award!

Dawn House School are celebrating their recent win at the NASUWT Arts and Minds 2014 school-based arts competition to celebrate Black History Month. Year 12 pupils Thomas Hitchen and Alex Kendrick Allen accepted the award in London on behalf of their fellow year 12 students along with teacher Andy Metcalfe, Learning Support Assistant Yasmin Al-Kattan and speech and language therapist Susan Hyde …

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