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05 Apr 2017

Specialist approaches to support children with language disorder are used in I CAN’s Meath School

Buzzwords in I CAN‘s Meath school. Thirty years ago, in the depths of Leicestershire, an English teacher took a novel approach to teaching his class parts of grammar. Mr Copas arrived in my lesson with toilet rolls on a broom handle and proceeded to categorise words, writing them on the rolls as he went. As young eight year old children, with ...

 


01 Mar 2017

An accurate assessment by I CAN’s Meath School made all the difference to one young boy and his family

An accurate assessment by I CAN’s Meath School made all the difference to one young boy and his family Getting a full and accurate picture of strengths and difficulties is vital for determining the right kind of support for a child or young person with speech language and communication needs. Ezra’s parents shared their experience of assessment by I CAN’s ...

 


10 Feb 2017

Former Student of Meath School & Dawn House School is running the marathon for I CAN

In April this year Anthony Hornby, a former-student of both Meath School and Dawn House School, will be running the London Marathon on behalf of I CAN. We spoke to Anthony and his mother Liz about their experience of I CAN’s support over the years and their motivations for getting involved. Where the journey began Aged two and a half ...

 


03 Feb 2017

The Art of Communication: Private Viewing in Support of I CAN

More than 50 of I CAN’s closest supporters enjoyed a private preview of an exhibition titled ‘Southern Abstraction’, from leading South African artists on Tuesday 17th January. The reception, at the Everard Read London gallery in Chelsea was kindly sponsored by Christopher Holder, I CAN Trustee and Chair of the Every Child A Voice appeal, and one of the Directors ...

 


05 Jan 2017

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) at I CAN’s Meath School

Jessie Luckins, Senior Speech and Language Therapist and Aided Communication Coordinator at I CAN‘s Meath School, spoke to us about the importance of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and how it works to aid and develop communication for pupils throughout the school. What is AAC? Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is anything that is used to help problems with speech, ...

 


03 Jan 2017

Electropalatography (EPG)

Simon Elliot, Head of Therapy at Meath School, shares his insight into the innovative technology helping children with severe and persistent speech disorders. The speech and language therapists at I CAN’s Meath School are looking forward to trialling Electropalatography (EPG) in the New Year.  EPG is a computer based speech and language therapy technique which shows the contact the tongue ...

 


21 Dec 2016

Learning Together Day at Meath School

Early in December, I CAN’s Meath School for children with speech and language disorder, welcomed children from the local confederation of schools for a ‘Learning Together Day’ which forms part of Meath’s ‘Pathways to Inclusion’ programme. ‘Learning Together Day’ brings together children from mainstream schools and children with speech disorder for a day of playing and working on a specific ...

 


09 Dec 2016

Staff at I CAN’s Meath School take on a marathon of a challenge

When it was announced in early autumn 2015 that a new school minibus was needed for I CAN’s Meath School, a small group of staff from the school decided that a run-of-the-mill cake sale would not cut the mustard after an initial tentative attempt at fundraising at the Meath School Summer Fete only raised £120. So we had a crazy ...

 


01 Dec 2016

Parent Interaction Therapy at Meath School

At I CAN’s Meath School we have been trialling Parent Interaction Therapy (PCI) and Adult Interaction therapy (ACI) with our pupils. This approach is an adult/parent based intervention for young children with language delay or disorders. It aims to support language by improving the communication environment and does so through giving parents and carers strategies that can help the development ...

 


18 Nov 2016

I CAN launches its Every Child A Voice appeal at the House of Lords

To celebrate the launch of I CAN’s Every Child A Voice appeal earlier this month we invited 80 guests to an exclusive dinner and auction at the House of Lords. The event launched our new three year fundraising appeal which aims to raise £5 million to support children up to the age of 19 with communication difficulties. The event was ...

 


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