All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Early Talk Boost’

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The crucial role of early language for learning: let’s change the story – a blog from Bob Reitemeier, I CAN’s Chief Executive

We welcome the recent report on early language development published by Save the Children as part of the Read On. Get On. Campaign. It makes us ask yet again, when are we going to finally change the story it presents? The report shows how very young children continue to struggle as a result of poor language development. At I CAN …

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Early Talk Boost and Talk Boost arrive in Aberdeen

A blog from Lead Communication Advisor at I CAN, Jill Atkinson A very warm welcome awaited me when I journeyed to Aberdeen to deliver Talk Boost and Early Talk Boost training. The enthusiastic participants were Speech and Language Therapists and Teachers due to become Scotland’s first I CAN licensed tutors for these two programmes. I was impressed by the already well …

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New survey results from Save the Children

By Kate Freeman, Lead Communication Advisor A recent Save the Children survey highlighted teachers’ concerns about children struggling to speak in full sentences and follow simple instructions.  Teachers said that many never catch up and that early language gaps drag down school results, making it harder to deliver the curriculum for all children. Speaking and listening skills underpin literacy and …

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The early years pupil premium: Helping to demonstrate evidence of impact.

Since April 2015 disadvantaged three and four-year-olds in early years settings in England have been able to benefit from extra funding in the form of the early years pupil premium (EYPP).  This is all part of the Government’s drive to improve the quality of education for these most disadvantaged children and narrow the gap between them and their more advantaged peers. …

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Welcome to the World of Jake and Tizzy – Brand New Stories Available Now!

Explore the world of Jake and Tizzy in a series of story books produced by I CAN, the children’s communication charity. The books are based on everyday familiar situations and routines so that young children can easily relate to and enjoy them. The Jake & Tizzy books are also a fun way to support language development at pre-school age, helping …

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