All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘i can’

Elisabeth Basford Case Study

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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I CAN runners

A step ahead – 5 tips to get marathon ready

It’s about this time of year we hear the all too familiar grumbles when it’s mentioned that Christmas is less than two months away. Yes this year has flown by. For many, now is also the time to start thinking about the running season, particularly as the London Marathon is less than six months away. A lot of marathon participants …

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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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Bercow-thankyou

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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MARYS BLOG FOR WP 1

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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