All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘a chance to talk’

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Shine a Light Awards Finalists announced!

Here at I CAN, we were thrilled when we found out that several of our colleagues and partners have been shortlisted as part of the Shine A Light awards 2013-14, celebrating excellent practice in supporting children and young people’s communication development. This yearly event, sponsored by The Communication Trust and Pearson Assessment, is a great way to showcase all the …

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I CAN’s A Chance To Talk (ACTT) receives endorsement during Westminster SLCN debate

When we launched our A Chance to Talk report last month, Ed Timpson – Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education – welcomed it as a good example of joint working between NHS speech and language therapists and schools. He endorsed one of our key findings – the power of colleagues working together to ensure better outcomes for children.  A Chance …

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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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Christmas Message from Virginia Beardshaw, I CAN CEO

2012 has been busy for all charities and particularly those working with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. The policy landscape continues to change – with the introduction of a revised Early Years Foundation Stage which has communication and language at its heart; proposals for a new Primary Curriculum and the publication of the draft SEN …

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Gravesham schools celebrate improvements in pupils’ communication through A Chance to Talk

On 4 July, staff from eight Gravesham primary schools gathered at Raynehurst Primary School to celebrate their involvement in A Chance to Talk, a two year project that improves the speech, language and communication skills of all pupils and provides targeted support for those who need additional help. I CAN Chief Executive, Virginia Beardshaw, presented certificates at the event to …

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