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Motherpedia Gift Idea #8: Adopt a word:

Are you part of the 7% of Australians finishing off their Christmas shopping today? Here’s a great stocking filler you can buy at the last minute!
By Motherpedia
Date: December 24 2012
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You can give a piece of the English language to a loved one for around $23 and help more than one million children who have a communication difficulty.

Adopt-a-word is run by children’s charity I CAN in the UK.

Your word adoption will help I CAN provide effective, practical solutions to change the lives of children with communication difficulties.

How your word adoption will help:

  • 1 word will providea family with a DVD giving them advice about supporting their children’s communication
  • 2 words will help I CAN respond to a call from a parent who is worried about their child’s speech.
  • 5 words will help a child to receive one-on-one support from a speech and language therapist.

You will join celebrities, Stephen Fry, Sir Paul McCartney and Graham Norton who have adopted words of their own recently.

To adopt a word:

  • Go to
  • Search for a word for you would like to buy
  • You will be sent an official adoption certificate
  • Your adoption fee goes to help children who struggle to communicate

You can also purchase a personalised mug, t-shirt or key ring, so the recipient can flaunt their new word with pride.

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