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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.
Schools guide to providing speech and language therapy online

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?

The Forgotten Children Scandal - A Review

In July 2018, the House of Commons Education Committee put together their review of alternative provisions in the UK and the difficulties around providing education for children not in mainstream education. Read on for our break down and what it means for educators and those providing interventions.

The Myth of Blue Monday; How to feel happier today!

Blue Monday is a myth! Yes, you can breathe a sigh of relief. However, it’s completely normal to feel blue somedays. It is amazing how small things can make a difference in how you feel and actually, we can be more in control of our own happiness than we realise. So, here are five tips for feeling happier, anytime.

I'm a Child with Autism: Get me out of here!!!

This year we have seen Anne Hegerty join the jungle! Anne received a diagnosis of Aspergers at the age of 45. We all appreciate it would be extremely difficult to go into the jungle as a person with autism, but have you ever thought about how similar the jungle is to the classroom? In this blog, we will discuss 5 ways in which Anne’s experience is similar to that of a child at school.

How Speech, Language and Communication difficulties ‘Made a Murderer’

A lot of us were heartbroken by the plight of Brendan Dassey on Netflix’s documentary series ‘Making a Murderer’. Watching season 2 of the Netflix documentary this week inspired this blog, illustrating how speech, language and communication difficulties are directly linked to Brendan being imprisoned.

A Guide to Vocabulary Teaching: Part 1

In this series of blogs we will aim to answer these questions to help you plan your vocabulary teaching. We will look at a 4 step STAR approach put forward by Blachowicz and Fisher in 2010 and utilised in the incredibly helpful book ‘Word Aware’ by Stephen Parsons and Anna Branagan.