All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Dawn House School’

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Aspiring to greatness – the journey of a student SLT

Before I went to Dawn House School to do some work experience, I remember having a conversation with a family friend about speech and language therapy and it immediately captured my interest. My mum gave me I CAN’s ‘Communications Cookbook’ and I was fascinated to find out about how children and young people’s needs could be supported. I had watched …

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Dawn House celebrate European Day of AAC

At the beginning of March 2018, staff and students at Dawn House School celebrated the CPLOL (the umbrella organisation of European Speech and Language Therapists) European Day of AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). A student and a Teaching Assistant from Dawn House School designed the poster below which was voted by other SLTs throughout Europe to be the poster used …

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Fighting the case – Leo’s Story

We knew from a very early age that Leo had different needs and struggled with communication. Up until 3 years old, Leo was non verbal. He would watch something with us and try and recreate the sound to no avail. Initially I contacted my local speech and language therapy services through my GP. Having seen the lack of resources in …

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Falling for I CAN – Support Jodie

Our amazing fundraisers are known to take it to the limits; raising awareness and much needed cash to support children with SLCN. Jodie Hennel is no exception, as she plans on plummeting thousands of feet from the sky. We find out why… What impact has speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) had on you or your family’s life? My cousin …

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A Nurtured Transformation – William’s story

Elisabeth Basford is the mother of 17-year-old William, a student at I CAN’s Dawn House School. Here she shares the challenges and rewards of raising a child with complex speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and her aspirations for him as he nears a cross-road in his education. Around two years of age, William began to show some very serious …

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