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Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Director of Outcomes and Information, explores the reasons why children’s spoken language often isn’t tracked in schools

Last week, Schools Minister Nick Gibb confirmed that a times table check would be introduced in primary schools in 2019. For children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), whose working memory difficulties mean they have problems processing chunks of complex information, this poses problems. However, it also begs the question: Why?  The reasons given by Nick Gibb – that …

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Former Student of Meath School & Dawn House School is running the marathon for I CAN

In April this year Anthony Hornby, a former-student of both Meath School and Dawn House School, will be running the London Marathon on behalf of I CAN. We spoke to Anthony and his mother Liz about their experience of I CAN’s support over the years and their motivations for getting involved. Where the journey began Aged two and a half …

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The Art of Communication: Private Viewing in Support of I CAN

More than 50 of I CAN’s closest supporters enjoyed a private preview of an exhibition titled ‘Southern Abstraction’, from leading South African artists on Tuesday 17th January. The reception, at the Everard Read London gallery in Chelsea was kindly sponsored by Christopher Holder, I CAN Trustee and Chair of the Every Child A Voice appeal, and one of the Directors …

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Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Todd Hinds tells us how psychotherapy supports young people at Dawn House School

Dawn House School is a residential special school for children and young people (5-19) with speech, language and communication needs. All pupils have a speech and language disorder or Asperger’s syndrome and associated difficulties which impact on their educational, social and emotional development. I work at I CAN’s Dawn House School as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist one day a …

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Guest blog from Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Carol Reffin who tells us about her work with young people with mental health needs

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Carol Reffin talks about her role working in a multi-professional team with young people with mental health needs. She says: ‘Speech and Language Therapy in Mental Health can be challenging, but it is incredibly rewarding and allows SLT to add value to children’s and young peoples’ lives’ I work as a Speech and Language Therapist …

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