Helping Your Child with Selective Mutism

This book is the first available for parents of children with selective mutism. It offers a broad overview of the condition and reviews the diagnostic criteria for the disorder.

Helping Your Child with Selective Mutism

Author: Angela E. McHolm

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608823932

Page: 184

View: 498

Often described as "social phobia's cousin" and misdiagnosed as autism, selective mutism is a debilitating fear of speaking in some situations experienced by some children. The disorder usually presents in children before the age of five, but it may not be recognized until the child starts school. When requested to speak, children with selective mutism often look down, blush, or otherwise express anxiety that disrupts their engagement with people and activities. Selective mutism is related to social anxiety and social phobia, and more than 90 percent of children with selective mutism also manifest symptoms of one of these problems. This book is the first available for parents of children with selective mutism. It offers a broad overview of the condition and reviews the diagnostic criteria for the disorder. The book details a plan you can use to coordinate professional treatment of your child's disorder. It also explains the steps you can take on your own to encourage your child to speak comfortably in school and in his or her peer group. All of the book's strategies employ a gradual, "stepladder" approach. The techniques gently encourage children to speak more, while at the same time helping them feel safe and supported. Angela E. McHolm, Ph.D., is director of the Selective Mutism Service at McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton, ON. The Selective Mutism Service offers outpatient psychiatric consultation to families and professionals such as school personnel, speech and language pathologists, and mental health clinicians who support children with selective mutism. She is assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON.

Overcoming Selective Mutism

Drawing from their respective experiences as a clinician who has treated hundreds of children with selective mutism and a parent of a child with selective mutism, authors Dr. Aimee Kotrba and Shari J. Saffer provide clear strategies to ...

Overcoming Selective Mutism

Author: Aimee Kotrba

Publisher: Shari Saffer

ISBN: 9781732599604

Page: 184

View: 160

Drawing from their respective experiences as a clinician who has treated hundreds of children with selective mutism and a parent of a child with selective mutism, authors Dr. Aimee Kotrba and Shari J. Saffer provide clear strategies to increase speaking and reduce anxiety.

The Selective Mutism Summer Vacation and Back To School Guide

The guide consists of recommendations and strategies to build social communication skills during summer break as well as both preparing for and start of the new school year. The book consists of 3 parts.

The Selective Mutism Summer Vacation and Back To School Guide

Author: Elisa Shipon-Blum

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478196617

Page: 78

View: 392

Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum's 'The Selective Mutism Summer Vacation and Back-To-School Guide; Recommendations and Strategies for Building Social Communication Skills' is an excellent resource for parents, educators, therapists and others who spend time with a child with Selective Mutism. This 80-page book is beautifully designed with graphics and written in an easy-to-understand way. The guide consists of recommendations and strategies to build social communication skills during summer break as well as both preparing for and start of the new school year. The book consists of 3 parts. Part 1 focuses on understanding Selective Mutism as a social communication anxiety disorder rather than just mutism. Details about the Social Communication Bridge and SM Stages of Social Communication are discussed with focus on the Golden Rules for becoming verbal in all settings. Part 2 provides readers with strategies and insight to navigating the routines, activities, and decisions that are distinctive to summer. Summer break includes visiting relatives, socializing with peers, attending camp, attending get-togethers with friends, vacationing, or simply relaxing. With each social encounter, children with selective Mutism should develop their social comfort and communication skills. Part 3 begins with strategies and insight into planning for the upcoming school year. In addition, tips, tools and recommendations are provided to help the child with SM build the comfort with peers and teachers specific to the child's stage of social communication. Dr. Shipon-Blum's newest book, The Selective Mutism Summer Vacation and Back- to-School Guide will give the reader expert knowledge, valuable ideas and strategies to use to keep the SM child progressing during the school summer vacation!"

Unspoken Words

Sophia Blum is Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum's daughter and wrote this book to help others understand. 'Unspoken Words' begins with a letter to children helping them to know they are not alone and others feel as they do.

Unspoken Words

Author: Sophia Blum

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781467982597

Page: 70

View: 515

Unspoken Words: A Child's View of Selective Mutism, is the first book of its kind! It's written by a teenager who suffered from Selective Mutism. This unique book is directed to children with Selective Mutism as well as for parents, professionals and teachers to help them understand a child's unspoken words when unable to speak and express themselves. Sophia Blum is Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum's daughter and wrote this book to help others understand. 'Unspoken Words' begins with a letter to children helping them to know they are not alone and others feel as they do. The book also includes a letter to parents, professionals and teachers reading the book as well with the goal of helping them understand what a child with SM feels like, may be wanting to say, but can't regarding various social settings, such as in public, with guests at home, friends who visit and with teachers/peers at school. The bulk of the book includes well-written and insightful sayings that children may be saying or actions they may be taking and then explains what they really may be meaning. Beautiful illustrations are included throughout to help 'see' what the child may be feeling. Finally, Sophia has written her story, Beneath my Shell, as a way of explaining her feelings while suffering in silence. Sophie's story is detailed, introspective, heartwarming and inspirational as she describes her personal journey to overcome Selective Mutism. Dr Elisa Shipon-Blum has a section called, 'From a Mom's Perspective' where she tells her story of when Sophie was young, Sophie's journey to overcoming Selective Mutism and hence the fuel to Dr. Shipon-Blum's life mission to understand and treat children suffering in silence. ** ALL proceeds for this book will be used towards the education and public awareness of Selective Mutism.

Living Beyond the Silence

Journey through the eyes of a mother raising a child with selective mutism learning to find his voice and communicate with the world. Gaye James offers hope for overcoming the anxiety.

Living Beyond the Silence

Author: Gaye James

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781647465148

Page: 222

View: 464

UNLOCK THE MYSTERY OF SELECTIVE MUTISM, SHED THE LIES, AND DISCOVER A NEW PATH OF OVERCOMING THE SPEECH PARALYZING ANXIETY DISORDER! Imagine being frozen by fear and unable to make a sound when around others. This is the everyday nightmare a person with selective mutism lives; unable to break the silence. In Living Beyond the Silence, you will uncover the secrets of this debilitating anxiety. - Discover selective mutism - Journey through the eyes of a mother raising a child with the disorder - Discover strategies for overcoming this anxiety and communicating with the world There is hope for recovery from this speech-paralyzing disorder.

Understand and Cope Up with Selective Mutism

Selective mutism is related to social phobia and social anxiety, and more than 95 percent of children with selective mutism also exhibit symptoms of one of these problems.This book is the first accessible for parents of children with ...

Understand and Cope Up with Selective Mutism

Author: Maria Romera

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781655004230

Page: 74

View: 875

Often defined as "social phobia's cousin" and misdiagnosed as autism, selective mutism is a debilitating fear of speaking in some situations experienced by some children. The disorder usually presents in kids before the age of five, but it may not be recognized until the child starts school. When asked to talk, children with selective mutism often look down, express anxiety, or otherwise blush that disrupts their engagement with people and activities. Selective mutism is related to social phobia and social anxiety, and more than 95 percent of children with selective mutism also exhibit symptoms of one of these problems.This book is the first accessible for parents of children with selective mutism. It offers a broad overview of the condition and examines the diagnostic criteria for the disorder. The book details a plan you can use to coordinate the professional treatment of your child's disease. It also explains the steps you can take on your own to encourage your child to speak comfortably in school and his or her peer group. All of the book's strategies employ a gradual, "stepladder" approach. The techniques gently assist children in speaking more, while at the same time helping them feel safe and supported.

Tackling Selective Mutism

In this definitive guide to selective mutism the latest research and understanding are consolidated in chapters from experts in the fields of speech therapy, psychology, music therapy and education and communication.

Tackling Selective Mutism

Author: Benita Rae Smith

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub

ISBN: 9781849053938

Page: 308

View: 466

In this definitive guide to selective mutism the latest research and understanding are consolidated in chapters from experts in the fields of speech therapy, psychology, music therapy and education and communication. It includes helpful information on the various treatment and therapeutic options with illustrative case studies.

Reversing Selective Mutism

Reversing Selective Mutism

Author: Health Central

Publisher: Raw Power

ISBN: 9781395312213

Page: 106

View: 306

A truly resourceful and supporting workbook which will help you reach your health goals in a short space of time. A Must Have!

SELECTIVE MUTISM TREATMENT GD

The guide is designed for professionals and lay people alike, offering a valuable resource to understand and help the child at home and at school -- from the cover.

SELECTIVE MUTISM TREATMENT GD

Author: Ruth Perednik

Publisher: Oaklands

ISBN: 9789659178322

Page: 264

View: 754

The Selective Mutism Treatment Guide: Manuals for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists, second edition has arrived! It is double the size of the first edition and it includes new sections on treating older children and teens, the use of technology in treating SM with a list of useful apps, raising a shy child, treating SM in the clinic setting, and much more. It includes beautiful and inspiring case studies of children and teens overcoming SM using this approach. It is an innovative, effective approach to the treatment of selective mutism, which is based both on rich clinical experience helping hundreds of children overcome SM, and on evidence based understanding of how selective mutism best treated. It includes separate manuals written for parents, school or kindergarten staff, and therapists, each with concrete, effective, tried and tested ways of helping the child with selective mutism. It is designed to be a positive and empowering experience for the child and his family. This guide is aimed for professionals and lay people alike: For parents and relatives of children with SM it offers a valuable resource to understand the condition, with programs and tools to help the child to improve his verbal and social communication. For teachers and therapists it provides a guide to understand, and practical tools to treat the disorder. The Parents' Manual includes sections about how SM can affect your child and family, how to speak to your child about SM, how to treat SM, how to lower your child's anxiety, and how to work together with the school or kindergarten to help your child. It outlines effective interventions that parents can carry out at home and in school to help their child overcome SM and attain improved social communication skills. The Teacher's Manual includes: a description of SM and its possible causes, understanding the child with SM, how SM presents in school, an overview of how to treat SM, and a variety of interventions and programs for teachers to implement in school. There are two Therapist's Manuals - one for younger children, and the second for teens and adults, with cognitive-behavioral techniques specifically for use in treating SM. There are sections on the definition and causes of SM, methods of assessment, levels of SM, planning therapy, and detailed, step by step descriptions of the stages of therapy, including initial home-based therapy followed by school based sessions. Here are some readers' reviews of the first edition: B.W. wrote: This treatment guide is concise, easy to read, clear and an absolute gem of a book. Each word is carefully chosen and the style flows with warmth, sensitivity and intelligence. I loved the respect with which the author and Psychologist Ruth Perednik treats the reader; the manual is no less than brilliant in its' ease of explanation and significant in its power as a catalyst for change; Belief and optimism, based on the author's vast clinical experience pervaded throughout. Perednik's clearly detailed program is aimed at parents, teachers and therapists. Perednik has done a wonderful job of increasing the likelihood of successful treatment even in the absence of such ideal conditions. Perednik's apparent wholehearted belief in her approach, tools and program to unravel the knot of selective mutism, leads her to spell out the rationale and implementation of an entire program, thus enabling her readers to carry out a successful treatment without making them dependent on further training or support. Optimistic, Practical, Extremely user friendly. Engaging and inspiring.. S.B. wrote: GREAT BOOK IT WORKS GREAT QUICK RESULTS BEST IN THE FIELD HAS GREAT INTUITION IN THESE MATTERS EASY READING CLEARLY SAID TRY & SEE Duggie wrote: This gave me practical information for working with children with selective mute. I have been able to try different techniques with success. I also learned the many causes of this diagnosis.

Selective Mutism Books For Adults

Is there hope for those who are too poor to afford medicine and professional treatment? This book is an autobiography about the author's spiritual journey, his journey to lift a person from the trap of anxiety and allow him to know peace.

Selective Mutism Books For Adults

Author: Stacee Palino

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 68

View: 501

The book helps children and adults overcome selective mutations and social anxiety disorders to live happier lives. Is there hope not only for children with these disorders but also for the adults they grow up with? Is there hope for a parent or other relevant family member for a diagnosed child? Is there hope for those who are too poor to afford medicine and professional treatment? This book is an autobiography about the author's spiritual journey, his journey to lift a person from the trap of anxiety and allow him to know peace.

My Name Is Eliza and I Don t Talk at School

With delightful artwork, this story will help children with selective mutism feel as though they are not alone, as well as offering parents and professionals a way to begin a conversation with the child about their selective mutism and ...

My Name Is Eliza and I Don t Talk at School

Author: Lucy Nathanson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781788084420

Page: 40

View: 409

This beautifully illustrated and positive book is an excellent aid and therapeutic tool for both therapists and parents of primary-age children with selective mutism. Selectively mute children who are aged 6 years and over can also read this book themselves or with an adult. The book opens with a section for adults to read before presenting the story to the child, explaining how best to use the book and the therapeutic approach to helping children with selective mutism, as well as including useful discussion questions. Eliza's charming story then follows. In the first half, Eliza describes how she feels in different situations, both at home and at school - feelings that will resonate with many children with selective mutism. In the second half, we discover how she begins to overcome her fear with small steps and easy methods that parents and therapists can adopt. With delightful artwork, this story will help children with selective mutism feel as though they are not alone, as well as offering parents and professionals a way to begin a conversation with the child about their selective mutism and suggest the steps to help them. About the Author Lucy Nathanson is a child therapist and the founder of Confident Children. Lucy is passionate about helping children with selective mutism. She works directly with children and makes videos with the aim of spreading awareness of selective mutism. On an international level, Lucy speaks at conferences and provides support and guidance to parents and professionals. She is the author of Understanding Selective Mutism: A Beginner's Guide.

Selective Mutism Book

Is there hope for those who are too poor to afford medicine and professional treatment? This book is an autobiography about the author's spiritual journey, his journey to lift a person from the trap of anxiety and allow him to know peace.

Selective Mutism Book

Author: Cleo Kraut

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 68

View: 201

The book helps children and adults overcome selective mutations and social anxiety disorders to live happier lives. Is there hope not only for children with these disorders but also for the adults they grow up with? Is there hope for a parent or other relevant family member for a diagnosed child? Is there hope for those who are too poor to afford medicine and professional treatment? This book is an autobiography about the author's spiritual journey, his journey to lift a person from the trap of anxiety and allow him to know peace.

Refusal to Speak

Comprehensive in scope, this book presents the major therapeutic approaches and offers alternatives to professionals working with selectively mute children. A Jason Aronson Book

Refusal to Speak

Author: Sheila A. Spasaro

Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 317

View: 222

Selective mutism in children is characterized by persistent refusal to speak in one or more social situations (e.g., at school or among strangers), notwithstanding the demonstrated ability to use language at home. The range of treatment options has recently expanded to include promising behavioral, psychopharmacological, and multi-modal approaches in addition to psychodynamic and family systems therapy. Toward overcoming the traditional intractability of the disorder, the authors exhort clinicians - psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, counselors, social workers - to familiarize themselves with all of the options in order to expand their repertoires and individualize treatment strategies. Comprehensive in scope, this book presents the major therapeutic approaches and offers alternatives to professionals working with selectively mute children. A Jason Aronson Book

If Selective Mutism Had a Voice A True Compelling Story About My Struggle With A Severe Anxiety Disorder And How I Overcame it Through Christian Faith

Not only is this book packed with useful, tried and tested things that you can do to help combat Selective Mutism, but it also covers my very own story of how I managed to find hope in the most terrifying of circumstances.

If Selective Mutism Had a Voice A True Compelling Story About My Struggle With A Severe Anxiety Disorder And How I Overcame it Through Christian Faith

Author: Daniela Parlane

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781990274008

Page: 78

View: 695

Are you tired of Selective Mutism dictating what you can and can't do in your life? Maybe you are sick and tired of feeling as though this debilitating disorder is in charge of you, and you are looking to wrestle back control. Perhaps you are already aware of some of the tips and tricks that you can implement to limit how much Selective Mutism impacts your everyday life, but you are seeking a refresher on what they might be in one simple location for you to refer back every so often. Maybe you are tired of listening to basic and unhelpful advice, given to you by people that don't truly understand what you are going through as they have never had to experience it themselves? Suffer no longer! If Selective Mutism Had a Voice is the perfect biographical guide to support you with essential information that has proven to help people overcome this debilitating disorder. I should know, as I have suffered at the hands of this disorder myself. All of the tips and tricks that I have highlighted in this book are the ones that have helped me to overcome the paralyzing silence that can be experienced if this disorder is not tackled head-on. Not only is this book packed with useful, tried and tested things that you can do to help combat Selective Mutism, but it also covers my very own story of how I managed to find hope in the most terrifying of circumstances. I was able to find faith and identity in Christ in my time of need which offered me hope through applying timeless biblical principles. These principles helped revolutionize my perspective on anxiety, and this allowed me to progress step by step, day by day. Inside If Selective Mutism Had a Voice, discover: ● My intimate experiences of dealing with Selective Mutism as a young child and progressing into my adulthood ● Some of the negative roadblocks that many people with this disorder experience ● Common symptoms of someone dealing with Selective Mutism ● The various techniques that have been tried and tested that you can use to improve how you handle this disorder And much, much more! Isn't it time you took back control? Grab a copy of If Selective Mutism Had a Voice today, and start taking charge of your life once more!

Words of a Mute Girl

This biographical guide is a valuable tool which has proven to have successfully paved the way to overcoming the debilitating disorder of Selective Mutism.

Words of a Mute Girl

Author: Daniela Parlane

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781730778896

Page: 79

View: 795

This biographical guide is a valuable tool which has proven to have successfully paved the way to overcoming the debilitating disorder of Selective Mutism. The author shares very intimate experiences about her journey-- the negative roadblocks, symptoms and characteristics of SM, and the techniques she implemented in order to overcome the paralyzing silence. She passionately shares the story of how her faith and identity in Christ offered her hope in the most terrifying circumstances, and how applying basic timeless biblical principles can totally revolutionize your perspective on anxiety to progress day by day.

Selective Mutism

Table 11 Perceived Causes of Selective Mutism Number of Respondents Cause
Total / (adult respondents) _% Don't Know 15 ... (1) 0.7 Delayed Language Ability
0.7 Table 12 Perceptions of What Helped Overcome Selective Mutism What 131.

Selective Mutism

Author: Mary Ann Ford

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 528

View: 993

The Quiet Little Clam

Through the power of storytelling, the goal of this book is to help children understand the disorder and to educate readers on some of the methods used to encourage talking.

The Quiet Little Clam

Author: Kathleen Hong

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 36

View: 540

The Quiet Little Clam is a children's picture book about a character with selective mutism. M is happy as a clam until the first day of school. It is a story that children can read themselves, a parent can read to a child, or a teacher can read to a class. Selective Mutism is an anxiety disorder where a child is unable to speak in certain situations. The disorder is not well-known and there are very few children's books on the subject. Through the power of storytelling, the goal of this book is to help children understand the disorder and to educate readers on some of the methods used to encourage talking. Author Kathleen Hong is a teacher and a parent of a child who has overcome selective mutism.

Drifting in and Out of My Two Worlds

The story highlights the stark contrasts between her lives within and without of the school grounds, the nation's incredible ignorance towards the disorder, how to deal with selective mutism, and the harrowing consequences of it being left ...

Drifting in and Out of My Two Worlds

Author: Jessica Thorpe

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291173765

Page: 238

View: 844

Drifting in and out of my Two Worlds follows the fascinating journey of a girl with the anxiety disorder, Selective Mutism. Based on a true story and written in the first-hand knowledge of a sufferer who overcome Selective Mutism, it is a unique story which will grip readers from all audiences. The story highlights the stark contrasts between her lives within and without of the school grounds, the nation's incredible ignorance towards the disorder, how to deal with selective mutism, and the harrowing consequences of it being left untreated. Captivate yourself with the distressing twists of bullying throughout the years, a near-death experience, how she spoke in front of hundreds of people whilst entrenched with the mutism, and how she, being the only person in the knowledge of her disorder, spoke out about it to a teacher. As well as an engaging read, it is therapeutic, most informative and of great interest when understanding the difficulties children are faced with when they have an actual fear of speaking.