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

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Remember, Remember 5 Tips for November

Almost everyone loves Guy Fawkes Night – wrapping up warm, enjoying the fireworks, eating the hotdogs…great fun! And just like all activities this can be a great opportunity for supporting and developing early language skills, in the midst of all the action. Here’s a top five activity list for you to try on Guy Fawkes night (and beyond)… how many …

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Deirdre Fitzpatrick - I CAN

Thinking differently to build a truly inclusive society

I CAN’s Director of Education, Deirdre Fitzpatrick draws from her experience on how we can change our thinking and our approach to create a truly inclusive society for children with special educational needs (SEN). I have learnt to think differently. I have learnt not to accept the world as it is, not to accept the status quo. I have learnt …

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Elisabeth Basford Case Study

A Nurtured Transformation – William’s story

Elisabeth Basford is the mother of 17-year-old William, a student at I CAN’s Dawn House School. Here she shares the challenges and rewards of raising a child with complex speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and her aspirations for him as he nears a cross-road in his education. Around two years of age, William began to show some very serious …

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I CAN runners

A step ahead – 5 tips to get marathon ready

It’s about this time of year we hear the all too familiar grumbles when it’s mentioned that Christmas is less than two months away. Yes this year has flown by. For many, now is also the time to start thinking about the running season, particularly as the London Marathon is less than six months away. A lot of marathon participants …

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Mar Hartshorne

Bercow: Ten Years On – High hopes for change

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence summarises the key themes coming out of the review. Something that has lodged in my memory is what I did as part of some training many moons ago. To get a real sense of what it’s like to have a language disorder, we had to spend a day able only to communicate in …

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