Category Archive for: ‘Parents’

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Changing the Conversation: Putting Parents at the Heart of Speech and Language Learning

‘Changing the Conversation about Language’ is taking a new approach to speech and language learning in disadvantaged areas. Louisa Reeves, Lead Speech and Language Advisor at I CAN, discusses the project’s impact so far. Communicating confidently with a wide vocabulary is key to a child’s successful start at nursery and school. In some areas of the country, however, children are …

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Let’s Play! How Playing at Home Makes Learning Easy

Stephanie Coleman, Community Manager at early years’ technology company EasyPeasy, explains why play is a crucial part of learning at home   Play is a universal language that we all learn to speak from a very young age. Play underpins human behaviour and is crucial in aiding development, especially in the early years. Through playful interactions children can develop language and …

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Being an Intern at Meath School – Ceri’s Story

Ceri is one of the Undergraduate psychology students interning at I CAN’s Meath School. Here she gives a brief insight into the placement, and the impact of her experiences half way through her year. When I applied for the placement at Meath School, I didn’t know what to expect. I knew I wanted experience of working with children and a …

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Being an Intern at Meath School – Jack’s Story

Jack Takeda is one of the undergraduate psychology students interning at I CAN’s Meath School. Here he gives a brief insight into his first few months in the role and how it has already impacted his future career path.  My first reaction when visiting Meath School (back in October 2017) was quite literally “this is where I want to complete …

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Life as an Occupational Therapist at Dawn House School

Occupational Therapists (OT) do life-changing and important work for children with speech and language communication needs (SLCN). Two OTs at our Dawn House School, Lucy Geden and Sophie Cockell talk about what a regular day in the life of an OT entails! The Occupational Therapy team at Dawn House School consists of two Occupational Therapists and three Occupational Therapy Assistants. …

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