Category Archive for: ‘Speech and Language Therapy’

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Using Brain Imaging to Study Language Development

By Saloni Krishnan Our ability to communicate with others is something we often take for granted. Yet, having language allows us to talk about the things we are experiencing, as well as what we have experienced in the past and what we want to happen in the future. Language gives us access to knowledge that others have, through conversations, reading, …

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“It’s empowering her by giving her choices” – Claire’s Story

The Bill Harrison Assessment Service at I CAN gives parents and carers the key information they need to help their child with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). We spoke to one parent, Claire Keulen, about how the assessment has helped her daughter Nell and the progress she’s made as a result. Tell me a bit about your daughter Nell. …

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The Bill Harrison Assessment Service: Giving Parents Clarity

The Bill Harrison Assessment Service in Ottershaw, Surrey offers multi-disciplinary assessment for children with communication difficulties. Assessment Centre Manager Sarah Billingham outlines the impact the centre has had on children with speech and language communication needs (SLCN).  The assessment service is accessed by families from a wide geographical area, many of whom have children with undiagnosed developmental delays or identified …

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Tots Talking: An Inclusive Project to Help Those Who Need it

Tots Talking is one of I CAN’s innovative programmes, designed to help children from all backgrounds with a speech, language and communication need (SLCN) access the support they require. Speech and Language Advisor Louisa Reeves outlines the project in more detail, the issues its tackling and why it’s needed. Anyone who works with children and families will know the frustration …

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“If you find communication difficult, you find life difficult” – Bob Reitemeier on DLD Awareness Day

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day was on Friday 19th October. In the run-up to this important occasion, we caught up with I CAN CEO Bob Reitemeier. We spoke about the condition, how we generate more awareness and the day itself. What is THE main issue for children living with DLD? A child with DLD will often speak in a …

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