All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘assessments’

Stephen Ford ICAN Sheffield Springs School0019

Dr Sarah Spencer, lecturer at the University of Sheffield shares some ideas about how to assess teenagers’ language skills

I’ve heard on the grapevine that some people are a little reluctant to work with teenagers with language disorders.  As one respondent to a questionnaire about speech and language therapy for teenagers said: ‘‘I think people are scared of [teenagers]…Young children are fun, adults are self-motivated, adolescents are unknown. It is the hardest population to reach”1. I was so surprised …

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A parent’s journey to Meath School

Every day parents face the challenge of finding the help and support that their child needs for their speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), as well as the support that they as parents need when dealing with their child’s difficulties. Reama’s son Tait attends I CAN’s Meath School. As well as being a parent, Reama is also one  of the …

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How Meath School helped our son catch up.

A blog from a Meath School parent. Our son Max has been at Meath School now since June 2011 and I have to admit to not finding Meath School at all myself. Max’s fabulous LSA at his mainstream school was doing her PGCE and at every turn she asked if she could write about Max, and we always gave our …

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Meath School assessment by Meath parent Alexandra Frost

Izzy had speech and language assessments with the NHS which were pretty much rubbish.  They failed to explain exactly what was going on with my daughter except that she was making little or no progress and that the gap between her and her peers was widening.  They seemed reluctant to help getting her a diagnoses or making a proper plan to …

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