All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘i can’

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I CAN Runner’s Gallery

On a boiling hot Sunday in April, I CAN was fortunate to have eight dynamic runners pound the pavements of the capital for the London Marathon. With temperatures reaching up to 24.1 degrees, the brave athletes ran to raise funds for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).  Amongst the pack from I CAN was a …

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A decade of highs and lows

Former government Communication Champion for children and young people and Chair of the Bercow: Ten Years On decision making panel, Jean Gross, reflects on the decade of change since the 2008 Bercow Report. As you read this, pause for a moment to reflect. Are you where you are in your career, your life, your relationships because you have good (or at least OK) …

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Talking mental health and SLCN with Place2Be

We spoke with Julia Clements, Principal Educational Psychologist at Place2Be about #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek and how they support children’s speech and language development as well as mental health and well-being. Hi Julia, what does being a Principal Educational Psychologist at Place2Be entail? My role is to support the counsellors and school staff who work with children with SEN. We work directly with …

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Bringing provision to you – The Place Strategy

I CAN’s Director of Regional Development, Kate Freeman, reflects on the challenges local communities face and how we are improving the provision for children with speech, language and communication needs near you, via The Place Strategy. “Everybody fails in their first week at school.” …These were the words spoken to me as a newly qualified speech and language therapist when I …

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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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