I CAN has two specialist speech and language schools which together provide intensive support for pupils aged 4-19.
Meath School – a specialist speech and language primary school in Surrey
Dawn House School – a specialist speech and language primary, secondary and FE school in Nottinghamshire
I CAN’s specialist schools for children and young people with severe or complex communication difficulty or Asperger’s Syndrome.
Many children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) can succeed in mainstream education, particularly where schools embrace collaborative working arrangements and pupils have access to the specialist staff and resources they need.
However, some children with a severe or complex SLCN require specialist placement for some or all of their education. I CAN’s schools provide an interdisciplinary approach that encourages pupils to make the best possible progress in all areas of learning. The individual needs of young people are assessed, met, monitored and reviewed within a consultative framework that includes the young people and their parents as well as professionals.
Meath School in Surrey takes day and residential pupils between 4 and 11 years old and has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted since 2008. Dawn House School is located in Nottinghamshire and takes day and residential pupils between 5 and 19 years old and has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted since 2014.
As well as supporting children directly within their settings, I CAN schools also support the parents and families of these children, provide outreach to mainstream schools and facilitate academic research.