Helping Children with Selective Mutism and Their Parents
A Guide for School-Based Professionals. This book provides information that can help readers better understand and combat selective mutism. Written for guidance counselors, teachers, principals and deans, school psychologists, and school-based social workers, this book educates readers about the nature of selective mutism and its most common clinical manifestations (such as social anxiety, oppositional behavior, and communication difficulties). Offering methods to determine the form and function of a child's chronically mute behavior, the book provides evidence-based strategies to enhance a child's verbal participation at school and in other social and academic activities. The chapters provide advice for working collaboratively with parents, preventing relapse, and tackling special issues.
Category:Education/Classroom Subcategory:Kindergarten - Gr. 7 Series:Psychiatry/Psychology Author:Christopher Kearney