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

Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Change for good – Let’s change the system

We know that to make the biggest difference, we need to bring about systemic change that will serve and support children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) for years to come. Mary Hartshorne explores… It will soon be six months since I CAN the children’s communication charity and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists …

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Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Communication is Crucial!

This was the title of the first chapter in the original Bercow report, written in 2008 by John Bercow. It is also the first chapter in the follow up report Bercow: Ten Years On: an independent review of provision for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) – launched on March 20th this year. So what …

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Match of the Day at Meath FC

Tory Dean is a Learning Support Assistant and Kathryn Goold a Speech and Language Therapist at I CAN’s Meath School in Surrey. Here they tell us about Meath’s Tuesday football club. Excitement about Meath School’s football club starts first thing on Tuesday morning, when cries of ‘see you at football club’ greet us as we walk across the playground. By …

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Falling for I CAN – Support Jodie

Our amazing fundraisers are known to take it to the limits; raising awareness and much needed cash to support children with SLCN. Jodie Hennel is no exception, as she plans on plummeting thousands of feet from the sky. We find out why… What impact has speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) had on you or your family’s life? My cousin …

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Bringing provision to you – The Place Strategy

I CAN’s Director of Regional Development, Kate Freeman, reflects on the challenges local communities face and how we are improving the provision for children with speech, language and communication needs near you, via The Place Strategy. “Everybody fails in their first week at school.” …These were the words spoken to me as a newly qualified speech and language therapist when I …

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