All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘parents’

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An accurate assessment by I CAN’s Meath School made all the difference to one young boy and his family

An accurate assessment by I CAN’s Meath School made all the difference to one young boy and his family Getting a full and accurate picture of strengths and difficulties is vital for determining the right kind of support for a child or young person with speech language and communication needs. Ezra’s parents shared their experience of assessment by I CAN’s …

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Parent Interaction Therapy at Meath School

At I CAN’s Meath School we have been trialling Parent Interaction Therapy (PCI) and Adult Interaction therapy (ACI) with our pupils. This approach is an adult/parent based intervention for young children with language delay or disorders. It aims to support language by improving the communication environment and does so through giving parents and carers strategies that can help the development …

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Babbling babies – born talking!

Jill Atkinson, I CAN’s Lead Communication Advisor, tells us about the stages her new granddaughter is going through as she learns to talk. Working as an I CAN Advisor 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 …

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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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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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