Children’s communication charity, I CAN have announced the appointment of new Trustee – Dr Judy Clegg, Senior Lecturer in the department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield. Judy will also take up the position of Chair of Governors at I CAN’s Dawn House School in Nottinghamshire
A speech and language therapist by background, Judy has extensive experience of working, teaching and researching in the field of children’s speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). She is also the Director of Professional Learning overseeing the clinical degree programmes in speech and language therapy at the University of Sheffield.
With specific expertise in the links between communication difficulties, behaviour and offending, and in the long term outcomes of SLCN, Judy has worked collaboratively with I CAN over the past ten years. She has led teams of researchers evaluating I CAN programmes designed to enhance children’s language and communication development in schools.
Judy Clegg said: ‘I CAN plays a crucial role in meeting the needs of children with speech, language and communication needs. It’s great to be given the opportunity to be a part of such important work, that will no doubt give many young people a voice and empower them to change their lives.’
Huw Davies, I CAN Chair Trustees said; ‘We’re delighted to welcome Judy to the board of trustees. She is no stranger to I CAN’s work and has been instrumental in working with us to explore ways of measuring the impact of our work with children and young people. Her extensive experience and expertise will be a great asset to our work of meeting the needs of children with communication needs.