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Mental Health

Speech, language and communication and mental health: a complex relationship

Did you know half of all mental health problems manifest themselves by the age of 14? That’s a shocking reality. Consequently, when Theresa May recently announced her Government plans to “roll out mental health support to every school in the country” the news was widely welcomed – after all, with one in ten children and young people struggling with mental health issues, …

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Opportunity to contribute to Bercow: Ten Years On (paid role)

In 2017/18, I CAN and the RCSLT are undertaking an independent review of the state of provision for children’s speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), entitled Bercow: Ten Years On, which will be published in early 2018. The review launched in January 2017, and to date we have collected evidence through a variety of methods. ‘Deep dives’ Following the evidence …

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Learning from you, learning from me!

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence, explores the importance of joint working so that everyone working with children and young people knows about speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Picture a large glass jar filled with water, and a spot of coloured dye being dropped into it. Watch the colour spread throughout the water, gradually colouring all of the …

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Celebrating the launch of the De Montfort University Speech and Language Centre – Students delivering I CAN’s Early Talk Boost

A celebration event was held to officially launch the Speech and Language Therapy Centre based at Leicester’s Centre for Integrated Living (LCiL). The provision has been developed thanks to a partnership between Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and De Montfort University (DMU) #DMUlocal, and ensures that Speech and Language Therapy students are supported to gain hands-on clinical experience during their …

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Impact of COMPOT monitoring tool

Esther Flynn, Speech and Language Therapist at I CAN’s Dawn House School reports on the impact of their COMPOT (Communication Progress Over Time) monitoring tool The therapy team at I CAN‘s Dawn House School were set the task of developing a tool for showing children’s progress with their functional communication skills. This was a challenge they were keen to meet and …

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