Director of Evidence and Impact,
Mary Hartshorne is Director of Impact for I CAN, the national children’s communication charity. She leads I CAN’s impact measurement and management, with responsibility for ensuring high quality, evidenced programmes of work. By background, she is a specialist speech and language therapist with many years experience of working in education - both as a practitioner and school manager. She has authored many of I CAN’s discussion papers, notably The Cost to the nation of Children’s Poor Communication. During 2017/18 Mary led Bercow: Ten Years On – a national review of provision for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), the report of which was published in March 2018.