All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘speech language and communication needs’

maxine burns

Coping with change: transitioning through the years

Maxine Burns, I CAN’s Speech and Language Advisor, spoke recently at the Transition Conference in Wigan on the broad top of being ‘secondary ready’.  Transitions of all kinds have long been an area of interest for me; particularly those that involve the preparation for the move from primary school up to secondary school, and then on from school to lives …

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peoplescupwinners

A story of growth and success

Adam Ashley is a former student at I CAN’s Dawn House School. Since leaving, Adam has achieved academically, developed a successful career,  and lived life to the full (including winning the FA People’s Cup). We ask him about the different transitions he’s had to make and what helped him through. What was life like before Dawn House School? It wasn’t …

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Jenny McConnel Blog

Jenny McConnell, Acting Principal at I CAN’s Dawn House School, speaks to us about her new role

I joined I CAN’s Dawn House Specialist School 23 years ago as a speech and language therapist and today, I have the opportunity to lead the school as Acting Principal. This is an amazing and exciting opportunity for me personally but also marks a milestone for I CAN as I am their first speech and language therapist to be appointed …

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Meath

Signing at Meath School helps children’s understanding

When most people think of signing, Mr. Tumble might ring a bell. It might have been seen from a signing interpreter for the deaf community. At Meath School, signing is a large part of how we communicate. For some,  it’s the only way to communicate. To support our children, signing is used alongside speech to help children make their needs …

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Willow Forest School at Meath!

A blog from I CAN’s Meath School If you go down to the woods today … you might be surprised to see children from I CAN’s Meath School enjoying their learning at Willow’s Forest School. Each class are having the opportunity to use the woods to support and enhance their learning experience. The session starts with the children, all of …

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