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Celebrating the launch of the De Montfort University Speech and Language Centre – Students delivering I CAN’s Early Talk Boost

A celebration event was held to officially launch the Speech and Language Therapy Centre based at Leicester’s Centre for Integrated Living (LCiL). The provision has been developed thanks to a partnership between Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and De Montfort University (DMU) #DMUlocal, and ensures that Speech and Language Therapy students are supported to gain hands-on clinical experience during their …

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Being an I CAN Licensed Tutor

Jo Flanagan and Bibiana Wigley (Speech and Language Therapists from Clarity Tec Ltd in Derby) speak to us about being I CAN Licensed Tutors and how it has contributed to their professional development Becoming a Licensee We have known about I CAN for the majority of our careers as speech and language therapists (SLTs) as we both worked in the …

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Jenny McConnell, Acting Principal at I CAN’s Dawn House School, speaks to us about her new role

I joined I CAN’s Dawn House Specialist School 23 years ago as a speech and language therapist and today, I have the opportunity to lead the school as Acting Principal. This is an amazing and exciting opportunity for me personally but also marks a milestone for I CAN as I am their first speech and language therapist to be appointed …

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Professor Courtenay Norbury of University College London, shares some background to the new DLD terminology and some implications for planning services

Developmental Language Disorder: background and implications Language is a uniquely human skill that underpins our social interactions, learning, and access to many leisure activities. It is therefore no surprise that talking and listening skills predict children’s school success and social and emotional well-being. Self-talk is also an important tool for being able to control our own behaviour and to regulate …

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Mary Hartshorne, I CAN Head of Evidence, explains how children with Developmental Language Disorder learn differently and hopes that a new term will help raise awareness of this condition

Last month in our I CAN staff meeting, I asked people from across departments to think back to before they joined I CAN. There were people from our fund raising department, the business team, our media and press teams – as well as finance and admin staff. I asked for a show of hands: ‘how many had heard of Autism …

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