As many as half of all children are entering primary schools without the speech and language skills that they need to learn, make friends and achieve. With the right help, early on, outcomes can dramatically improve for these children. For parents and families of children with speech, language and communication needs, finding the right diagnosis and securing the right support for their child can be an ongoing, challenging process. I CAN’s evidence and case studies demonstrate how children, families, schools and communities have made positive strides for children’s communication.
Every day parents face the challenge of finding the help and support that their child needs for their speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), as well as the support that they as parents need when dealing with their child’s difficulties. Reama’s son Tait attends I CAN’s Meath School. As well as being a parent, Reama is also one of the school’s Governors and she has a great deal of experience of the challenges parents face, as the journey to finding the right place for Tait to go to school was a long and difficult one.
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