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Play-Based Speech Therapy: What is it and what are the benefits?

Play-Based Speech and Language Therapy is a form of treatment, delivered in a playful and natural way. To find out more on the benefits of online play-based therapy, read our blog here.

Why might children and young people with SLCN be vulnerable to mental health difficulties?

Mental health difficulties and speech, language and communication needs go hand-in-hand, and therefore, if there are difficulties in both, you cannot treat one without the other. Read more about the link between children and young people's mental health and speech, language and communication, here...
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Top 6 tips on helping young children with their speech, language and communication development at home

This last year or so has been challenging to say the least. COVID-19 has affected many lives in different ways, including children's speech, language and communication development. Want to find out how you can help your child with their speech, at home? Read our top 6 tips to find out...

What's the difference between a stutter and a stammer?

Stammering and stuttering are relatively common speech disorders, which are neurological in nature and create moments of dysfluency such as: repeating words, stretching sounds or not being able to produce some sounds or words at all. Read here to find out the difference between a stammer and a stutter, as well as how you can support your child.

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.
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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.