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

Bob Reitemeier

What’s next for Bercow: Ten Year On

I CAN’s Chief Executive, Bob Reitemeier, explains the ‘next steps’ as we begin to illustrate the reality facing children with SLCN and their families. Bercow: Ten Years On is an independent review of the state of provision for children’s speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) being carried out by I CAN, the children’s communication charity, and the Royal College of Speech …

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Children in Need

I CAN awarded £36,700 by BBC Children in Need

We are delighted to announce that BBC Children in Need has awarded us a grant of £36,700 over three years. The grant funded a summer holiday club for I CAN’s Meath School in Ottershaw, Surrey. I CAN’s ‘Holiday Club’ offers our pupils the opportunity to develop their confidence, independence, and social skills through a planned programme of activities in a …

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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 topic 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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