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I CAN’s 125th Anniversary Therapy Theme Day

In order to celebrate I CAN’s 125th anniversary, the Therapy Department at Dawn House School led a ‘themed day’ which aimed to highlight the achievements of the charity and how pupils’ speech, language and communication needs are supported in school. The day, which involved 37 students from primary age through to year 11, started with a quiz for students about …

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Baa Baa Black Sheep – Make-a-Sheep Activity!

Baa baa black sheep Have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir Three bags full One for the master and one for the dame And one for the little boy who lives down the lane   Baa Baa Black Sheep – Make-a-Sheep! This activity gives children the opportunity to practice using words for various body parts and the materials they are …

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Meath School celebrates 30 years of supporting children’s communication with a tea party during I CAN’s 125 Anniversary Year

Meath School celebrated its 30th Anniversary at a tea party event yesterday (Thursday 23 May). Meath School was opened by I CAN in September 1982 as a non-maintained special school for children with speech, language and communication difficulties. This year is also I CAN’s 125th Birthday and to help celebrate this anniversary, the school invited over 125 guests to the …

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I CAN launches A Chance to Talk Report – Louisa Reeves discusses project legacy

Between 2010 and 2012, I CAN led a project to develop the communication skills of children in primary schools across three levels. A Chance to Talk involved over 8,000 pupils aged 4 -7 across 30 schools in 4 areas of England. These areas all had significant deprivation, but represented a wide demographic range. Today (13 May 2013), we have launched …

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A blog from Ben Wicks at Family Action, Newham

We at the charity Family Action, together with I CAN’s nationwide Communication Ambassadors project, are giving “troubled families” an opportunity to turn their lives around in Newham. The Government’s Troubled Families programme aims to turn around the lives of 120,000 families in the UK that are classed as “troubled” by the end of this Parliament. A Troubled Family –  according …

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