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More children reported with delayed language development: what help is available for families?

I wonder how many of us heaved a big sigh of relief when we heard the announcement a couple of weeks ago confirming that mandatory health visitor checks in the early years were to continue. It came at a time when we were still reflecting on evidence from the yearly survey of health visitors carried out by Institute of Health …

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Dr Sarah Spencer, lecturer at the University of Sheffield shares some ideas about how to assess teenagers’ language skills

I’ve heard on the grapevine that some people are a little reluctant to work with teenagers with language disorders.  As one respondent to a questionnaire about speech and language therapy for teenagers said: ‘‘I think people are scared of [teenagers]…Young children are fun, adults are self-motivated, adolescents are unknown. It is the hardest population to reach”1. I was so surprised …

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Highlights from I CAN’s Q and A with Mencap

On Wednesday 24th August our speech and language therapist Mandy Grist took part in a live Q & A on Mencap’s Facebook page and we received some really interesting questions. Find out what our responses were below. Question 1: Hi, my son is 3 years old and has been under SALT since he was 8 weeks old due to being fed …

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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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