All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘jean gross’

Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Bercow: building talking communities

Yesterday, I was on a train and I tuned into a lively conversation between a young mother and her two year old. They were a sharing a picture book, and Bella was guiding her mum through it pointing out what was going on, with mum commenting. Being a speech and language therapist, I sighed: “lovely contingent talk there”. As I …

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I CAN launches A Chance to Talk Report – Louisa Reeves discusses project legacy

Between 2010 and 2012, I CAN led a project to develop the communication skills of children in primary schools across three levels. A Chance to Talk involved over 8,000 pupils aged 4 -7 across 30 schools in 4 areas of England. These areas all had significant deprivation, but represented a wide demographic range. Today (13 May 2013), we have launched …

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I CAN Response to Publication of Special Educational Needs Clauses in the Children and Families Bill

I CAN, the children’s communication charity, welcomes the publication of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) clauses of the Children and Families Bill today (Monday 3rd September). We are particularly pleased to see the continued commitment to greater collaboration between services across education, health and social care with the introduction of integrated Education, Health and Care Plans for children and young …

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The journey from Make Chatter Matter to Hello – by Anita Kerwin-Nye, outgoing Director of The Communication Trust

I was working for I CAN, as Director of Communications, when the seeds for The Communication Trust were sown. Working closely with Virginia Beardshaw, Chief Executive of I CAN, we ran the incredible Make Chatter Matter campaign, which firmly put children’s communication on the policy and media agenda. In the wake of the Bercow Review, which the voluntary sector had …

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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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