EPG Blog

Electropalatography (EPG)

Simon Elliot, Head of Therapy at Meath School, shares his insight into the innovative technology helping children with severe and persistent speech disorders. The speech and language therapists at I CAN’s Meath School are looking forward to trialling Electropalatography (EPG) in the New Year.  EPG is a computer based speech and language therapy technique which shows the contact the tongue …

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Andy Metcalfe, Media Studies Tutor at I CAN’s Dawn House School, talks to us about the Media Studies course

“My philosophy is that students should hold a camera from their very first lesson” Andy Metcalfe, Media Studies Tutor at I CAN’s Dawn House School, talks to us about the Further Education (FE) Media Studies course and its popularity amongst the students. Media Studies is a popular course as it is technology based and is a great way for the …

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Apps Blog

How apps and devices can be used to help support children’s speech, language and communication skills

Gifts involving technology will have been among some of the bestsellers this past festive season. There are a variety of devices, toys and games that will surprise and amuse us. Whether it’s sharing a love of Pokemon Go! or playing with different apps on a phone or using social media technology is central to our lives. Underlying a lot of the reasons …

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Learning Together Day at Meath School

Early in December, I CAN’s Meath School for children with speech and language disorder, welcomed children from the local confederation of schools for a ‘Learning Together Day’ which forms part of Meath’s ‘Pathways to Inclusion’ programme. ‘Learning Together Day’ brings together children from mainstream schools and children with speech disorder for a day of playing and working on a specific …

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How Nicky Hadfield, EYFS Manager, developed a home/school partnership project

Nicky Hadfield, EYFS Manager, spoke to us about how she used I CAN resources to engage families and support children with their speech, language and communication. September 2015, I was the Preschool Manager at Black Firs Primary School in rural Congleton, Cheshire.  Year on year, we noticed that there was a noticeable deterioration in the speech, language and communication skills …

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