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I CAN Communicate
Welcome to I CAN's monthly e-newsletter
In this month’s newsletter we focus on specific language impairment (SLI) and related issues.There has long been confusion about the label of SLI which can lead to problems for families and children in accessing appropriate services. Often this is due to inconsistent use of terminology to describe a child’s needs.

Consensus in terminology is crucial; more than a million children in the UK struggle because they have SLI. Consequently, we are proud to be part of an international expert panel (CATALISE), seeking to gain some agreement on the terminology used. The project has recently suggested we use the term ‘language disorder’ to describe these difficulties.

As we learn more from the latest research into the characteristics of these difficulties, we will continue our work to ensure that everyone understands language disorder and that children, young people and their families have their difficulties correctly identified and supported. I hope you find the following related articles of interest.

Bob Reitemeier CBE, Chief Executive.
SLI Handbook
Available from the I CAN shop. Enter code summer20 (until 04.09.16) to receive a 20% discount on I CAN resources
Go to shop
Specific language impairment
Interested in finding out more? The Ralli campaign videos are full of useful information for parents and teachers.
Watch the videos
Specialist support in Ealing
We speak to Ami Mathur about the specialist support her service provides to children and families, you can read the full interview
on the I CAN blog.
Read the I CAN Blog
Petition for SLCN training
I CAN welcomes the petition to ensure new teachers are trained about speech, language and communication needs. 
Sign the Petition
Talk Boost KS2
Whilst there are children who have SLI there are many with SLCN, who can benefit from our new intervention Talk Boost KS2.
Talk Boost KS2
I CAN’s Schools
1% of children have more complex needs than those children with SLI, I CAN’s Meath and Dawn House School provide specific intervention and support.
Go to Schools
Free Factsheets
I CAN Help has lots of factsheets, including
What is SLI?’, based on our most F.A.Q’s from parents, carers and practitioners.
I CAN Help
Did you know? 
We have nearly 200 Early Talk Boost Licensees training practitioners to deliver the intervention. 
Join I CAN's network of Licensees

Contact us

I CAN, 31 Angel Gate (Gate 5), Goswell Road, London, EC1V 2PT | |

0845 225 4073 / Charity Registration Number: 210031

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