Zones of regulation

Helping Children with SLCN to cope with sensory, emotional and social needs

In order to successfully cope with everyday situations we use many skills. Often without thinking about it we self-regulate by monitoring and managing our sensory, emotional and social needs. We might talk to someone if we are feeling worried, have a cup of tea if we are feeling tired or count to ten if we are feeling angry. When these …

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Department for Education

I CAN provides evidence to the National Fostering Stocktake

The Department for Education put out a call for evidence as part of a consultation for the ‘National Fostering Stocktake’ – a review of the fostering system in the UK.  You can download I CAN’s response in full here.

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Mary Hartshorne

Including Young People in the Conversation

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence, tells how consulting with children and young people with SLCN is helping to shape Bercow: Ten Years On. Just returning from an afternoon in a secondary academy, I’m pondering on the feedback students with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) have given on the latest survey we have developed to gather evidence for …

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Sue Roulstone

Ensuring pupil voice: tips to ensure best practice

Professor Sue Roulstone is Emeritus Professor at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Much of her work has focussed on children and family perspectives on speech and language impairment. Sue spoke to I CAN about best practice around involving children and young people in sharing their views and decision making. Ensuring the voice of children and young people …

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Dawn House Student

The Student Council – Speaking Out at Dawn House

Ensuring the voice of children and young people with speech language and communication needs (SLCN) is heard is imperative to their development and progress. That is why I CAN’s Dawn House School in Nottinghamshire promotes an active student council. We spoke to some of the Dawn House School students, to find out what they thought about the effectiveness of the …

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