youth employment

Let’s talk about youth employment

Maxine Burns talks about the challenges facing young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) as they look to find employment.  One of the many things I love about working at I CAN is the sense of community there is amongst the various teams that contribute to the organisation. Even though I’m not physically located in the office, I’m …

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Mandy Grist

Combining celebration and chatter

Mandy Grist offers some key tips on supporting children’s speech development over the festive period. Christmas is coming, and in my house this usually means the joining up of friends and families to spend time together, often connecting with people that we don’t see on a regular basis. And we love it! An opportunity to share news, play games and …

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5 games to support your child’s development

Stuck for present ideas? Or maybe you’re worried about getting the ‘wrong’ present for your children and loved ones. We’ve got some ideas for gifts and games that could entertain the whole family, whilst also supporting your child’s communication development. Taking turns is an essential communication skill and playing any type of simple board game that involves taking turns not …

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Finding the right advice for your family

The incredible wealth of knowledge and experience of the I CAN Help Enquiry Service has helped over 1000 concerned parents and family members in 2017. The specialists that make up the Enquiry Service team offer advice and solutions that, parents may not have previously considered, like in Nichola’s case. Sometimes just a little bit of guidance can make all the …

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#Bercow10: Working with Parents

Parents know their children inside out and back to front. They see them at home, in school or nursery as well as out and about. They are often described as ‘experts’ in their own children. But what we’re hearing through the Bercow: Ten Years On review is that sometimes this can be very lonely. One young person told us: “They …

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