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Supporting Students to Overcome Anxiety an interview with Kemi Omijeh

This week sees the launch of our latest Mable Academy course ‘Overcoming Anxiety in Schools’, presented by Child and Adolescent Counsellor, Kemi Omijeh. To celebrate, Mable’s Head of Counselling Helen Spiers spoke to Kemi to find out more about anxiety in students, and what schools can do to help.
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Top-tips to Start using Makaton Signing into your Classroom

As a Speech and Language Therapist and qualified Early Years Teacher, if I were to choose a communication tool that enhanced the learning environment for all children, it would be Makaton. Let me set the scene and explain why!
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Could poor communication skills be holding students back in maths?

In this blog I am going to discuss some of the latest research looking at the link between language disorders, reading disorders and maths disorders. But more importantly, I am going to help break down the research and show you exactly how to put this theory into practice.
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‘Building a Bully-Free Classroom’ an interview with Professor Peter.K.Smith

To promote anti-bullying week we’re releasing a free module from our CPD course ‘Building a Bully-Free Classroom’ by world-renowned expert Professor Peter.K.Smith. In this interview, Head of Counselling Helen Spiers talks to Professor Smith about the mental health implications of bullying and what schools can do to tackle it.
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Supporting Students with the Second Covid Lockdown

News of the second lockdown has done nothing to ease the mental health crisis in schools. At Mable Therapy we’re helping schools in every way we can to support students’ wellbeing. In this blog, read how self-care, communication and building resilience are the key to helping your pupils’ through this difficult time.
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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.
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Schools Guide to Online Speech & Language Services

Several weeks into lockdown and schools are doing an excellent job shifting from the classroom to a online environment.  Mable therapy wants to support schools to continue to respond to national changes quickly and confidently during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. 
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How ACEs can affect Language Development

ACEs are traumatic experiences that occur during childhood and have a large impact on a person’s entire life. Continue reading to learn about how ACE’s can also affect Language Development.

Dyslexia and Speech & Language Therapy?

Dyslexia is a general term for disorders involving difficulties in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols; but do not affect general intelligence. So, how can a speech and language therapist help?

5 things teachers ask me about Auditory Memory

Difficulties with Auditory memory can have a significant impact on a pupil’s ability to attend and learn at the same rate as the rest of their class. Here are the top five questions I am asked by educators about auditory memory.

Listen Up! Advice on Hearing, Listening and Processing Auditory Information.

When we have a student in our class with a known hearing impairment, we are quick to provide technological and environmental solutions. But, we don’t always think about the listening environment for the average pupil. We assume that all healthy children can hear and have a fully developed listening system. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

A Guide to Vocabulary Teaching: Part 2

In the second blog of a three part series about vocabulary teaching, we discuss how we begin to teach children the vocabulary they need; and which children specifically benefit from this kind of teaching. Is this best achieved using a whole class, targeted or specialist approach?