All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘language’

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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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Speech sounds in the early years – some typical ages and stages for development

A blog from I CAN Communication Advisor, Amanda Baxter. Ma fweds Peas and Cawwot (My friends are Reece and Charlotte) When children are learning to talk they are still learning to make the sounds we use as adults. A lot of hard work goes in to this – and has been since they were born! All those endless blowing raspberries, …

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 Talk About Talk Secondary blog: Evaluation baseline

The pilot of the latest I CAN project for secondary schools, Talk About Talk Secondary, is now well underway. Talk About Talk Secondary is a programme that will train and support young people with poor communication to deliver workshops about communication difficulties to local employers. And in delivering these workshops, we expect young people’s communication skills to improve. Of course, …

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Dawn House School rated ‘outstanding’ for residential provision.

I CAN are delighted to announce that following an inspection in February, Dawn House School’s residential provision has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for a second consecutive year. Dawn House School offers specialist education, therapy and care for children aged 5 to 19 years with severe and complex speech, language and communication needs and/or Aspergers’ Syndrome. The Ofsted inspection found …

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Meath School rated ‘outstanding’ for the third time

We are thrilled to announce that Meath School, I CAN’s specialist primary school, has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for the third time. Meath is one of few schools in England for primary aged children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), including Asperger’s Syndrome. After their visit, which took place on the 3rd March 2016, inspectors stated, ‘The school …

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