Staff and pupils at Dawn House School welcome Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council

On 17th April, staff and pupils at I CAN’s Dawn House School in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire welcomed Councillor Keith Walker, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council and his Consort, Mrs. Inga Walker to receive a tour of the school. The special school run by I CAN is for children aged 5 to 19 years with severe and complex speech, language and communication needs …

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Guest blog: Heather Green from Liss Junior School, Hampshire

We began the Communication Triathlon fortnight with an opening ceremony/assembly. We had banner bearers for Thinking, Talking, Teamwork. We tried to learn a new word everyday and each class completed several of the activities. They chose their favourite to share with the rest of the school in our closing ceremony/assembly. At the end, 45 children (11 with Moderate Learning Difficulties) …

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Debutots guest blog: Making Pretend Play a Reality

Lucy Smith, Debutots Franchisee, tells how she discovered how to really play with her children. Einstein once said “Logic takes you from A to B, but imagination will take you everywhere”.  Not one of his more famous discoveries, I admit, and as a busy mum with two energetic and demanding young children, not one I might have considered particularly relevant …

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Checking your child’s progress in the early years

As parents we are all keen to know that our children are developing just as they should.  Shouldn’t he be walking yet?  When should she start to talk in sentences?  We are full of questions about our child’s development!  So, it is great news to hear that the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the curriculum that our children will …

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BBC Newsround presenter completes her first marathon in under six hours

Leah Gooding, presenter of CBBC’s Newsround programme, completed the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday in 5 hours 56 minutes and 48 seconds for I CAN. Sunday saw the fulfilment of a lifelong dream of Leah’s to run a marathon. She chose to use the experience to support I CAN, the children’s communication charity, which has helped her nephew to speak …

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