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Supporting the Mental Health of Children and Young People Through the Creative Arts

Play and the arts can be the common language for children. It is a language to be used when the words or means of expression cannot be found; to replay and process feelings, thoughts and experiences. Creative expression has been highly valued by medical professionals.
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Introducing the Mable Canvas

Adding more Mable magic to online child counselling and speech therapy. With new features and activities Mable is further adding to what is possible in online therapy.

What Speech Sounds should my child be using?

Children start to use different speech sounds in words at varying rates dependent on the child, so one child may be using all the speech sounds needed in all word positions by the age of 4 and other children may be slightly later.

Why is my child so angry?; The Lockdown Effect

Are you at home in lockdown and wondering how on earth other families you know on social media are spending their days blissfully baking cakes, colouring rainbows and smiling in the sunshine?. Well the chances are they aren’t ….. and if you too are wondering about this then you aren’t alone!

Adult-Child Interaction Therapy

When your child’s speech or communication skills are not developing at the same rate as other children their age it can be a concern. Mable Therapy provides Adult-Child Interaction Therapy to support you and your child to develop key speech and language skills. Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Julie Holmes discusses the approach here.

Why Won't My Teenager Communicate With Me?

Your teenager may ignore your attempts to converse or refuse to do any homework. These could be actions of a typical teenager or they could also be signs of speech, language and communication difficulties.
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5 ways to support your children through Corona-anxiety.

As parents, we’re the ones who set the emotional temperature in our house and how we respond to our children will have a huge impact on their ability to cope. Here are some tips on how to support your children through this, and of course, maintain your sanity in the process.

Supporting Speech and Language Development during Lockdown

Are you struggling to think of of fun and educational things to do with the children during lockdown? We have compiled a list of the best, low cost activities to keep children entertained which also have a strong communication focus. These activities can be done with all children to support their communication skills.

Eating Disorders; Are they what we thought?

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week has arrived and this year it is themed “come as you are” which is about opening up the eating disorders conversation and raising our awareness away from the stereotypical image of an ED sufferer. Read on for some of the most common misconceptions and why they are not true.

Walk Your Child to Communicative Success

Walking anywhere with your child is a great way of spending some quality time with each other. In this blog, we’ll give you some useful tips on how to get the most out of your walk by helping develop your youngster’s speech, language and communication skills at the same time.

Parent Child Interaction: The tools to support your child's speech and language

After months of waiting, your child has been invited to attend a Speech Therapy appointment. When your toddler’s speech or understanding is a little bit behind others of the same age, Speech Therapists could offer ‘Parent-Child Interaction Therapy’ Read on to find out exactly what this is.