Black speech-language pathologist releases new book helping children overcome speech impairments

Myles B. Nobles, an author and Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), has a deep passion for helping children gain the communication skills needed to reach their full potential. His newly published book, The Courageous Lion in Milo, is a children’s speech therapy book written to help kids overcome their communication obstacles, grow confidence in their communication abilities and strengthen their self-esteem.

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During presentation week at school, Milo presents difficulty sharing his favorite animal, the lion, as it features a letter he has trouble pronouncing – the “L”. When his classmates laugh him out of the room, Milo grows determined he won’t let them steal his joy. By working with a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and with the help of a funny food, Milo confronts his fears, practices his “L” sound, and returns to class with the courage of a lion.

Milo’s journey to overcome his speech impairment and fear of public speaking shows a child with communication challenges that other children are just like them, which helps them feel less alone and more understood. Through the positive example of Milo, children learn that it is possible to speak more clearly. This realization can be the encouragement needed to move forward with their goals.

“I wrote this book for kids who need a little extra help to learn how to communicate effectively with others. As a picture book for speech therapy, it can serve as a gentle introduction to the idea of speech therapy and a tool to practice sounds that may be difficult for some children. This book can also help all children gain a better understanding of their friends or classmates who may be different than them – making this book a great addition to any home or library,” says Myles.

About Myles Nobles:
Myles is the Founder and CEO of Nobles Speech Therapy, LLC. His practice offers individualized speech and language treatment to help the pediatric population with articulation, fluency, language, voice, and social communication skills.

Myles earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from the illustrious Hampton University and a Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of the District of Columbia. He is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in Maryland and nationally certified with his Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association.