Can I Tell You About Selective Mutism? A Guide For Friends, Family and

Can I Tell You About Selective Mutism? A Guide For Friends, Family and Professionals

Product Number : 104921500

  • Hannah invites readers to learn about selective mutism from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is, what it feels like to have SM, and how they can help
  • Packed with accessible information and will be an ideal introduction to selective mutism
  • Shows family, friends and teachers how they can support a child with the condition and is also a good place to start when encouraging children with SM to talk about how it affects them

Meet Hannah - a young girl with selective mutism (SM). Hannah invites readers to learn about selective mutism from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is, what it feels like to have SM, and how they can help. This illustrated book is packed with accessible information and will be an ideal introduction to selective mutism. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support a child with the condition and is also a good place to start when encouraging children with SM to talk about how it affects them.


Reviews:


'This sensitive and inspired book will be an invaluable aid for children and adults alike.' -Biddy Baxter, Honorary President of SMIRA (Selective Mutism Information and Research Association)


'Can I Tell You About Selective Mutism? is loaded with practical school and home intervention strategies for helping the child with Selective Mutism. It's also a great overview of the internal world of a child with Selective Mutism, and provides a wonderful resource for normalizing their experience. I can't wait to read it with my patients!' - Aimee Kotrba, PhD, clinical psychologist and board member of the Selective Mutism Group, USA


'The insights and practical suggestions in this engaging book will be of great help to those around a child who is selectively mute and to many of the children themselves.' -Tony Cline, Co-Director of the CPD Doctorate in Educational Psychology, University College London and Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Bedfordshire


This fictional presentation of the problems of Selective Mutism, from the point of view of an affected child, may prove helpful for selectively mute children and despondent and worried parents and teachersAfter reading this book, those who would like to help selectively mute or even very shy children will be in a position to choose from the range of tried and tested strategies suggested by Hannah. These have been derived from the wide experience of the authors and the national support network SMIRA, and have been shown to produce good results. - Alice Sluckin OBE, Chair of SMIRA, Retired Senior Psychiatric Social Worker


Paperback, B&W illustrations, 56 pages.




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