All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hello’

Spreading the word – an update from a Communication Ambassador

My name is Pip and I am a Communication Ambassador. You may be asking yourself “ what on earth is one of those and what can I do to help?” I like to think of us as the “A-Team” of information on communication. I decided to volunteer because when my daughter was younger I didn’t realise how much information and …

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Looking back at 2011: thoughts on the National Year from Virginia Beardshaw

What a fantastic year 2011 has been for speech, language and communication. If you’d told me at the start of this National Year that we would have proposals to integrate oral language across our curriculum at every age and stage, as recommended in this week’s Expert Panel report on the National Curriculum, an Early Years Foundation Stage which places language …

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The Hello Journey – guest post by Anita Kerwin-Nye, Director of The Communication Trust

What a year it’s been! Hello, the national year of communication, has exceeded expectations. Hello is run by The Communication Trust, a coalition of nearly 50 voluntary and community sector organisations with expertise in children’s speech, language and communication, in partnership with Jean Gross, the Government’s Communication Champion.  Hello set out to make children and young people’s communication development a …

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Talking with teenagers

Parents, carers and family members are by far the most important influences on their children’s lives. It’s through interaction with parents and other adults that speech and language actually develop and this continues to be true right through a young person’s life. But in the often challenging adolescent years, it can be hard for parents and young people to really …

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I CAN’s Dawn House School celebrating following Shine a Light awards

I CAN and staff and students from I CAN’s Dawn House School in Mansfield are celebrating today, as the School was highly commended in the Shine a Light national campaign awards last night (23rd November), in the Communication Friendly Award – Secondary Schools and Colleges Category. Dawn House School and I CAN are also thrilled that the Clipstone Co-operative food …

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