For anyone who needs to understand, assess or manage selective mutism, this is a comprehensive and practical manual that is grounded in behavioural psychology and anxiety management and draws on relevant research findings as well as the authors' extensive clinical experience.
Now in its second edition and including new material for adolescents and adults, The Selective Mutism Resource Manual 2e provides:
an up-to-date summary of literature and theory to deepen your understanding of selective mutism
a wealth of ideas on assessment and management in home, school and community settings so that its relevance extends far beyond clinical practice
a huge range of printable online handouts and other resources
case studies and personal stories to illustrate symptoms and demonstrate the importance of tailored interventions.
This book is essential reading for people who have selective mutism as well as for the clinicians, therapists, educators, caseworkers and families who support them.
Maggie Johnson FRCSLT is a speech and language therapist specialising in childhood communication disorders and selective mutism. Her experience in education and community settings spans over thirty years in mainstream and special schools, language units, clinics and multi-agency centres. Maggie works for Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust. Alison Wintgens is a speech and language therapist. Having worked for many years as a consultant SLT in the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health at St. George's Hospital, London, she has extensive experience of children and adolescents with a range of communication disorders and additional behavioural or mental health problems.