Dawn House School students excel themselves, by school principal Angela Child

I was thrilled to return to school on Thursday 15th and 22nd August to help the staff call our pupils with their exam results. It was a sunny day outside and definitely a positive day inside as we shared the excitement of our pupils and their families as we shared the news with how they had done in their GCSEs …

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Update on Raising Your Game

Raising Your Game is a programme led by Mencap in partnership with I CAN  and Nacro. We’ve started to train up groups of new young people this project year to co deliver Talk about Talk. We trained up the Regional Coordinators to deliver Talk about Talk themselves and they are doing this with the young people we worked with last …

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Could you be an I CAN Licensee?

“I work as the Lead for School Support within the Leeds Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service. I train teaching staff to provide speech, language and communication interventions at a classroom based level, making sure support for children with speech, language and communcation needs (SLCN) is maximised with reduced resources. Therapists across Leeds may be providing this level of intervention …

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Make a fish… or a whole aquarium!

One, Two, Three, Four, Five One, two, three, four, five Once I caught a fish alive Six, seven, eight, nine, ten Then I let him go again Why did you let him go? Because he bit my finger so Which finger did he bite? This little finger on my right   Make a fish… or a whole aquarium! This activity …

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What is Stammering?

Stammering is how we talk about a child’s speech when they are affected in the following ways: Their speech is ‘jerky’ and gets stuck They can’t seem to get started with talking (“….. I want some juice”) They repeat sounds in words e.g. “ssstory” They repeat part of the word (e.g. “mu-mu-mu-mummy”) What is the difference between stammering and stuttering? …

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