All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘language’

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Knowing what to expect and when – a blog from Mandy Grist, Lead Advisor of Communications at I CAN

This week our blog is dedicated to our membership of the Read On.Get On campaign which is focussing on getting little ones ready to read by helping parents develop 2-5 year old’s communication skills. A very common question asked during pregnancy is “when can my baby hear me?” – expectant parents are keen to know when they can start talking …

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Boys can be chatterboxes too! A blog from Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Director of Outcomes & Information and a qualified speech & language therapist

This week our blog is dedicated to our membership of the Read On.Get On campaign which is focussing on getting little ones ready to read by helping parents develop 2-5 year old’s communication skills Last month the Read On.Get On campaign launched a new report which showed the difference not only in the language and reading ability of children growing …

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Why all the whys? – a blog from Kate Freeman, Lead Communication Advisor at I CAN

This week our blog is dedicated to our membership of the Read On.Get On campaign which is focussing on getting little ones ready to read by helping parents develop 2-5 year old’s communication skills “I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer“- Stephen Hawking …

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Getting Two Year Olds Talking!

There is a lot in the news at the moment about two year olds and the need to support their positive development. We certainly know that language development at the age of two years predicts children’s performance on entry to primary school. Although the news often focuses on our most vulnerable two year olds, this is a critical time for …

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Talking The Language Of School Improvement

Talking the Language of School Improvement from Clive Robson, I CAN’s Senior Education Adviser and additional Ofsted inspector

‘We’re below the floor at end of key stage 2, and the value added evidence summarised in our SEF is worrying as is the evidence from the RaiseOnline transition matrices. And we’re due an inspection’. If you’re thinking – ‘yes well, with rising floor targets it’s tough, but what percentage of pupils are making upper quartile progress?’  – then please …

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