All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘communication advisor’

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 Talk About Talk Secondary blog: Evaluation baseline

The pilot of the latest I CAN project for secondary schools, Talk About Talk Secondary, is now well underway. Talk About Talk Secondary is a programme that will train and support young people with poor communication to deliver workshops about communication difficulties to local employers. And in delivering these workshops, we expect young people’s communication skills to improve. Of course, …

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The next steps in listening! By Amanda Baxter, I CAN Communication Advisor

This blog comes to you from an I CAN speech & language therapist and explores the importance of listening skills, and what you can to to develop them! Listening is a skill that develops from when we’re born to adulthood (and then we often use our ‘selective hearing’ to listen to the things we want to hear!). Just like any …

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A Christmas round-up from our CEO

2013 was always going to be a special year for I CAN.  The charity was founded 125 years ago by Victorian social reformer Octavia Hill and the Reverend Dowdeswell Graham to help vulnerable children. 21st century I CAN is very proud to uphold their vision. For the past 60 years we’ve focussed on the vital yet neglected area of children’s …

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Jonothan Wright completes 125 Triathlon for I CAN

Jonothan Wright, I CAN Communication Advisor, completed a triathlon in support of I CAN’s 125th Anniversary. Last Saturday,  I completed an ambitious challenge for I CAN as part of the 125th anniversary celebrations. The plan was to take in some of my local Todmorden landmarks by cycling, running and swimming with a 125 theme – 100km on the bike, 25km …

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I CAN launches A Chance to Talk Report – Louisa Reeves discusses project legacy

Between 2010 and 2012, I CAN led a project to develop the communication skills of children in primary schools across three levels. A Chance to Talk involved over 8,000 pupils aged 4 -7 across 30 schools in 4 areas of England. These areas all had significant deprivation, but represented a wide demographic range. Today (13 May 2013), we have launched …

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