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12 Oct 2016

Storytelling at I CAN’s Meath School

Since 2011, we have developed and added to our own storytelling approach.  This has been a reflective  process taking the different aspects from the Creative Partnership Project, when we worked alongside a Drama specialist , Louise Coigley’s Lis’n’tell’ and Pie Corbett’s approaches and tailoring them to the needs of our SLCN learners at Meath. We have worked on the premise, ...

 


26 Aug 2016

Highlights from I CAN’s Q and A with Mencap

On Wednesday 24th August our speech and language therapist Mandy Grist took part in a live Q & A on Mencap’s Facebook page and we received some really interesting questions. Find out what our responses were below. Question 1: Hi, my son is 3 years old and has been under SALT since he was 8 weeks old due to being fed ...

 


11 Apr 2016

Books Come Alive at Meath School

A few weeks ago, I CAN’s Meath School for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) had a whole week of book focused activities. The week included World Book Day and the children enjoyed a range of stories read not only by the teaching staff but other people from the wider school community including the CEO of I CAN, ...

 


30 Mar 2016

Meath School rated ‘outstanding’ for third year running

We are thrilled to announce that Meath School, I CAN’s specialist primary school, has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for the third year running! Meath is one of few schools in England for primary aged children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), including Asperger’s Syndrome. After their visit, which took place on the 3rd March 2016, inspectors stated, ‘The ...

 


22 Mar 2016

Sign Supported English Launches at Meath School

The last Thursday before the half-term break was the day when Meath School pupils, staff, parents and guests got together to mark the occasion of Meath’s “official” launch as a Sign Supported English (SSE) using school. The pupils and staff of Meath School have been learning SSE since the start of the autumn term, and this was an opportunity to ...

 


15 Mar 2016

E-Safety at Meath School

The Internet has become part of our daily lives in recent years and the number of ways that we can access it seems to increase every year.  It is worth thinking about how many different ways we can access it in our own homes: TV, tablet, smart phones, games consoles such as X Box and Play Station and more recently, ...

 


11 Feb 2016

Signing at Meath School helps children’s understanding

When most people think of signing, Mr. Tumble might ring a bell. It might have been seen from a signing interpreter for the deaf community. At Meath School, signing is a large part of how we communicate. For some,  it’s the only way to communicate. To support our children, signing is used alongside speech to help children make their needs ...

 


29 Jan 2016

Gaining A Voice with Meath School: Zan’s story

Below Catherine tells us about what life has been like since finding Meath School for her son, Alexander Before we came to Meath – I CAN’s specialist school for speech and language – we didn’t really discover Alexander’s difficulties until he was two, but we could see that he could not engage with his environment. Alexander could not make any ...

 


25 Jan 2016

Gaining A Voice with Meath School: Daniel’s Story

Below Daniel’s mum, Emma, tells us about his progress since attending I CAN’s Meath School My nine year old son, Daniel, started attending Meath – I CAN’s specialist speech and language school – in February 2012. We first noticed that Daniel was struggling with his speech, language and communication at around 18 -20 months old. He was babbling but the ...

 


21 Jan 2016

Gaining A Voice with Meath School: Tom’s Story

Below Victoria tells us of the progress her son Tom has made since attending I CAN’s Meath School Our son Thomas, who is now 11, started attending Meath – I CAN’s specialist school – in January 2010, when he was five and a half years old. Thomas has a rare chromosome deletion disorder called Koolen De Vries syndrome which has ...

 


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