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The impact of loneliness during childhood and how to offer support

Loneliness doesn’t always look like what we might imagine. When we look out for children who are lonely, we might be quick to think of those who play on their own or don’t appear to have many friends. The reality of loneliness for many children, however, is much deeper than that. Read more about how to identify and support young people experiencing loneliness.

The impact of sleep-deprivation on children's moods and behaviours

Sleep can have a huge impact on a child's mood and behaviour. Read more about the impact of sleep-deprivation, and how to tackle it, to help support your child or student.

Using stories and fairy tales in children and young people's therapy

Using stories and fairy tales in children and young people's therapy is an excellent communication technique, to help make sense of their experiences. Let me explain why...
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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.
Mable Canvas

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.
mother talking to daughter about corona anxiety

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.