2015

I'll just Google it: technology and communication development

Technology is increasingly central to how we live, work and interact with each other. Research is now beginning to emerge about how technology affects children's language and communication development. This blog from I CAN's Amanda Baxter aims to look at how technology can support communication. 

22/09/2015

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"There a tat!" - what can affect speech sound development

Last time we looked at how we physically make speech sounds and how children develop their ability to listen to and say these sounds. This time we're going to focus on what can affect children's speech sound development and how we can help as practitioners.

22/04/2015

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From blowing raspberries to kicking k - how children learn to make speech sounds

Learning how to make the sounds we use for speech requires physical co-ordination and motor planning skills. In this blog we’re going to look at how we make different speech sounds and how children learn and practice to use those sounds. 

30/03/2015

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