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

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Let’s talk about youth employment

Maxine Burns talks about the challenges facing young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) as they look to find employment.  One of the many things I love about working at I CAN is the sense of community there is amongst the various teams that contribute to the organisation. Even though I’m not physically located in the office, I’m …

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Mandy Grist

Combining celebration and chatter

Mandy Grist offers some key tips on supporting children’s speech development over the festive period. Christmas is coming, and in my house this usually means the joining up of friends and families to spend time together, often connecting with people that we don’t see on a regular basis. And we love it! An opportunity to share news, play games and …

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#Bercow10: Working with Parents

Parents know their children inside out and back to front. They see them at home, in school or nursery as well as out and about. They are often described as ‘experts’ in their own children. But what we’re hearing through the Bercow: Ten Years On review is that sometimes this can be very lonely. One young person told us: “They …

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Plans in Place – supporting parents

Liz Wood is a Regional Manager on I CAN’s Place Strategy, here she explains how involving parents is key to reaching out to some of the country’s most deprived areas. Parents play a huge role in supporting their children’s speech, language and communication and the amount and type of language used at home has been shown to have an effect …

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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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