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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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Talk Boost KS2 Launch

‘This intervention enabled all of the children to make progress with their communication skills.’ – SENCo, St James Church School, Taunton,  Somerset. Last week I CAN launched its latest intervention programme – Talk Boost KS2 targeted at children aged 7-10 who have delayed language development. We know that good language skills are crucial for learning, literacy and making friends but that …

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Babbling babies – born talking!

Jill Atkinson tells us about the stages her new granddaughter is going through as she learns to talk. With a background in teaching, mainly in the Early Years, the birth of my first grandchild has been eagerly awaited. In February 2016, Jessica was born and like many grandparents my first glimpse of her was overwhelming and I was literally ‘walking …

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Bob Reitemeier, our Chief Executive, comments on plans introduced in the Queen’s Speech.

I tuned in with interest today to the Queens Speech to listen to the Government plans to improve life chances for the most disadvantaged.  At I CAN we believe that communication is the fundamental life skill for all children.  Good communication is key to ensuring children get the best start in life but it is unfortunately the case that upwards …

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