All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘The Communication Trust’

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Aspiring to greatness – the journey of a student SLT

Before I went to Dawn House School to do some work experience, I remember having a conversation with a family friend about speech and language therapy and it immediately captured my interest. My mum gave me I CAN’s ‘Communications Cookbook’ and I was fascinated to find out about how children and young people’s needs could be supported. I had watched …

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How can we involve children, young people and their parents?

Our friends at The Communication Trust have resources to help young people and their parents engage in discussions around tailoring speech, language and communication need (SLCN) provision. We know many of you are passionate about involving children and young people with SLCN, and their parents, in the support given to them – but that doing so can be a real …

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PLCs – sharing knowledge and experience

Got something to share? I CAN Communication Advisor, Amanda Baxter, highlights the benefits of joining a professional learning community. There is a saying: ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ recognising that parenting is a shared responsibility – a communal affair. A key part of I CAN’s Place strategy is that we believe it takes communities to enable children …

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No Pens Day Wednesday

Pens down, speak up! It’s #NoPensDay Wednesday

Today (4th October, 2017) is No Pens Day Wednesday, a day dedicated to showcasing the importance of speech, language and communication within the classroom, encouraging schools and settings to put down their pens and to run a day of speaking and listening activities. With the first No Pens Day being held in 2011, the event is now in its seventh …

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Mar Hartshorne

Transition: A process not an event

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence, explores the experiences of pupils with speech, language and communication needs as they move into or on from school. Last month at a conference I heard the results of a survey carried out in a secondary school with Year 7 students, 50 lessons into a new school year. Staff asked pupils to reflect …

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