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

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

What is play-based speech and language therapy? Play-Based Speech and Language Therapy is a form of treatment, delivered in a playful and natural way. The alternative would be to..

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How to help a child overcome social anxiety

In the UK, 5 children in a class of 30 are now likely to have a mental health problem, the Children’s Society reports. The research portrays the stark reality facing many schools..

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

As a Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in working with young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues, I often find my role is intrinsically linked to..

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Top tips to help young children with their speech, language and communication development at home

This last year or so has been challenging to say the least. Everyone has been affected by the devastating results of the current pandemic, including children. 

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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..

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The impact of loneliness during childhood and how to offer support

At the heart of our humanity is the desire to be known and understood. We crave social contact and yet so often struggle to find relationships of meaning and value. In addition to..

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

Stories, fairy tales, myths, legends, and fables have been used for centuries to teach, inspire, guide, and enrich our lives. They can speak to us on a far more profound, more..

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Grounding activities to help support yourself and your students in times of stress

Writing as a creative arts therapist for Mable’s online counselling service , I’ve noticed that the children and young people I work with are requesting practical grounding..

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What is the link between mental health and academic performance?

At last, our children have returned to full time education. A move which was widely anticipated and received with joy, relief and trepidation, by young people and their parents...

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