Communication Ams Leamington Spa

Guest blog by Paula Poole, Communication Ambassador

My name is Paula Poole, a 31 year old mum of two. I first started to volunteer at my children’s school, when my daughter was in Year 1. I listened to readers to start with. Over the months I progressed into taking small groups for guided reading, which is when a group reads a book together and then talks about …

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Guest Blog From Dr Toby Close: Secondary Talk in action at Park Hall

After the recent arctic blast and enforced school closures that resulted in disruption and endless MetOffice website checking (just in case!), it was lovely to find myself back in the warm familiarity of our Wednesday morning teaching and learning training session. Every Wednesday, before the students arrive, in lieu of a tutor period, we run a teaching and learning Continued …

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Guest blog from National Childminding Association (NCMA): How childcare professionals can support children’s communication development

Children learn and develop in different ways but generally within certain stages of development at certain ages. Communication and language is a vital aspect underpinning children’s learning and development. Childcare professionals play a vital role in ensuring children learn how to communicate to the best of their ability. Childminders and nannies can work together with parents to support children and …

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Chatterbox Challenge: Are you ready for your Mad Chatter’s Tea Party with Humf?

I CAN’s Chatterbox Challenge week is coming up on 1-8th March 2013. We held our own Chatterbox Challenge tea party yesterday with a special appearance from Humf, from Nick Jr.’s who danced with the children to ‘I’m a Little Teapot’! Boogie Mites came along to lead our Chatterbox Challenge songs and activities and our Communication Advisor, Jon Gilmartin, was there to …

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Why are schools reporting more children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)?

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Just before Christmas, the Department for Education (DfE) launched the results of a major 3 year national research programme: the Better Communication Research Programme (BCRP), the most extensive research programme ever for SLCN with the ambitious aims of bringing together research, policy and practice. One of the headlines was that the number of children and young people at primary and …

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