Tackling selective mutism : a guide for professionals and parents / edited by Benita Rae Smith and Alice Sluckin ; foreword by Jean Gross.
Contributor(s): Sluckin, Alice | Smith, Rae | Cline, Tony | Roe, Victoria | Whittington, Lindsay | Cleator, Hilary | Wintgens, Alison | Packer, Jenny | Gibson, Geoffrey | Bramble, David | Sharma, Jyoti | Kay, Jane | Johnson, Susan | Johnson, Maggie | Jemmett, Miriam | Firth, Charlotte | Katz-Bernstein, Nitza | Kakuto, Keiko | Jones, Kate | Sage, Rosemary | Lanes, Denise | Herbert, Katie | Clark, Mina | Sutton, Carl.Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015Description: 308 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781849053938.Subject(s): SELECTIVE MUTISM | CHILDREN | THERAPY | PARENT GUIDES | PROFESSIONALS GUIDES
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-288) and index.
Current understanding of selective mutism (Selective mitism in children : changing perspectives over half a century ; Silent voices : listening to some young people with selective mutism and their parents ; Setting up a support network : Selective Mutism Information & Research Association (SMIRA) a brief history) -- Related and co-morbio conditions (Selective Mutism and communication disorders : exploring co-morbidity ; Exploring the relationship of selective mutism to Autism spectrum disorder ; Selective mutism and stammering similarities and differences) -- Interventions, strategies and supports (Is medication helpful in Selective Mutims? One family's experience and a clinical overview ; Successful approaches to slective mutism in school and community settings ; Successful combines home and school approaches to selective mutism ; EffectIve care pathways for selective mutism ; Approaches to treatment of selective mutism in other languages ;Music therapy and the path into speech ; Teaching confidence to teenagers ; Legal issues in selective mutism : what support is a child entitled to?) -- Conclusion (Recovery from selective mutism : testimonies from families no longer affected by SM ; Summary and recommendations for the future) -- Appendix : Selective mutism in adults.
Bringing together the latest research and understanding on selective mutism, this edited book gives essential information on the various treatment and therapy options. Experts in the fields of speech and language therapy, psychology, music therapy education and communication offer a wide range of professional perspectives on the condition, while case studies from people with selective mutism, past sufferers and parents reveal the personal impact. The book also clarifies what support a person with selective mutism is likely to need at home, school and in social situations. This definitive volume on selective mutism will be key reading for professionals such as speech and language therapists, educational psychologists, child psychiatrists, child and adolescent mental health workers and anyone working with selective mutism in therapeutic and educational settings, as well as family members wanting a closer understanding of what selective mutism is and how they can help.