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We are experts in helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world.

About Us

I CAN is the children’s communication charity. We are experts in helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world. Our vision is a world where all children have the communication skills they need to fulfil their potential. Our mission is that no child should be left out or left behind because of a difficulty speaking or understanding.

Central Office 

Our Central Office is located in central London and is a hive of fundraising, finance, marketing and operational activity. Our specialist team work across the United Kingdom and are made up of experts with a variety of backgrounds in the fields of education and speech and language. >contact us

Two Specialist Schools

I CAN's Dawn House and Meath Schools are at the core of our work supporting children with severe and complex speech, language and communication difficulties. Both schools have achieved outstanding plaudits from parents and government departments and offer pupils a unique and supportive learning environment. >find out more

Multi-disciplinary Assessments

Our independent multi-disciplinary assessment service offers a fast-track to getting to the root of a child’s communication needs. The service is wholly independent and will only ever describe the type of support that a child would benefit from not who would provide that support. The service has been especially useful in supporting applications for statements from local authorities. >find out more

Training Courses for the Children’s Workforce

I CAN provides a range of one day courses in London. Topics covered include: Talk Boost, Speech, Language and Communication Needs in Secondary Schools, Working with Under-3s, Parents in Partnership for Supporting Communication Development in Under-3s to name but a few. We also offer workplace training courses on an equally wide range of subjects. These courses are delivered on client premises, tailored to meet specific objectives and represent excellent value in terms of cost and workforce development. >find out more

If you are a trainer or experienced teacher/speech and language thereapist, you can now be trained as a licensed tutor to roll out I CAN's programmes in your area. >find out more

Accreditation for the Children’s Workforce

I CAN is able to support, train and accredit the early years, primary and secondary workforce through our portfolio of Talk Programmes: Early Talk 0-3, Early Talk, Primary Talk and Secondary Talk. >find out more

Books & DVD’s for Parents and Practitioners

I CAN offers a range of engaging and developmental resources for practitioners and parents to use with their children. The latest to join the portfolio are the Babbling Babies and Toddler Talk activity packs for children aged from 0-3. >find out more

I CAN Help

If you have questions about a child's speech, language and communication you can book a free call from an I CAN speech and language therapist by calling 020 7843 2544. The Talking Point website is the first stop for information about children's communication www.talkingpoint.org.uk >find out more

Fundraising, Community & Events

I CAN relies on donations, gifts in wills and supporter fundraising to help children and families accross the UK. There are many different ways in which you can support us, from adopting a word to running a marathon or leaving us a legacy. Every penny makes a difference. >find out more

Campaigning for Children’s Communication Development

We have been an influential and effective force for the cause of children’s communication. We have been regular contributors to the debate on children’s communication and have produced a range of evidence based papers that have proven topical and inspiring to those on the field of children’s communication. These papers are available as environmentally friendly downloads or in hard copy from our information services team. >find out more