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18 Oct 2018

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

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day is 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 ...

 


28 Sep 2018

Getting Harry assessed changed the way we viewed speech, language and communication needs

Having children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) assessed can often be arduous and painful. To get more of an insight into this process, we spoke to Janette Butler, a grandmother of a child with SLCN experiences. We spoke to Janette about Harry, the issues he’s faced in school and why our Meath School had such a positive impact ...

 


05 Sep 2018

Going back to my roots to make a difference – Interview with Rob Walton

Rob Walton is the new Headteacher at our Meath Primary school. Take a look at his hopes and aspirations for the role and what he wants to achieve with the children he’ll be helping and supporting below: What are you most looking forward to about starting at Meath School? This is my first headship and it’s great to be back ...

 


22 Jun 2018

Meath Choir

Rachael Wyeth is a Senior Learning Support Assistant at I CAN’s Meath School for pupils with speech and / or language disorders in Surrey.  Here she tells us about the pupils’ involvement in the “Meath Singers” school choir. All through the week, groups of children can be heard singing one of our favourite warm up songs in the playground. By ...

 


07 Jun 2018

Inclusive Communication

Jessie Luckins is the Senior Speech and Language Therapist at I CAN’s Meath School in Surrey. Here she talks about some of the technology we use to assist children with complex SLCN, so they can communicate with confidence. Communication takes many guises and ranges through facial expression, pointing and gesture to vocalisations and spoken language, encompassing all of these.  In addition we ...

 


07 Jun 2018

I CAN Runner’s Gallery

On a boiling hot Sunday in April, I CAN was fortunate to have eight dynamic runners pound the pavements of the capital for the London Marathon. With temperatures reaching up to 24.1 degrees, the brave athletes ran to raise funds for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).  Amongst the pack from I CAN was a ...

 


07 Jun 2018

Meath’s Got Talent

“Lorraine Rogers is a Child Care Officer in the Residential department of I CAN’s Meath School for pupils with speech and / or language disorders in Surrey. Here she talks about the annual ‘Meath’s Got Talent’ show.” Every year Meath School Residential Team hosts a talent show for all to enjoy.  It has been running now for 11 years and ...

 


15 Mar 2018

Meath students travel in style

Lorraine Rogers is a Child Care Officer in the residential department of I CAN’s Meath School for pupils with speech and/or language disorders in Surrey. Here she explains just how much the new school minibus means to the children. In residential we use the minibus on a regular basis and to have a brand new one is a pretty big ...

 


08 Feb 2018

Match of the Day at Meath FC

Tory Dean is a Learning Support Assistant and Kathryn Goold a Speech and Language Therapist at I CAN’s Meath School in Surrey. Here they tell us about Meath’s Tuesday football club. Excitement about Meath School’s football club starts first thing on Tuesday morning, when cries of ‘see you at football club’ greet us as we walk across the playground. By ...

 


19 Jan 2018

Meath – A school for language

“But that can’t be mother, mother doesn’t have brown feet!” Said the little goat. A story about four baby goats and a wolf who wants to gobble them up. Don’t let anyone else in. If they don’t have white feet, they can’t be mother. A story to explain how passwords work. This is how my Tuesday at Meath School began; ...

 


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