The Selective Mutism Resources Manual
Selectively mute children are at a significant disadvantage personally, socially and educationally. This unique manual emphasises practical assessment and treatment and provides advice and information, filling a significant gap in the availability of suitable resources in this field.
• Uses an approach based on behavioural principles and a hierarchy of stages of confident speaking originally conceived by Anthony Glassberg.
• Summarises relevant literature and theory and provides detailed ideas on assessment and management.
• Includes case examples, photocopiable material, and a discussion about progress, transfer and discharge.
• Written for teachers, clinical and educational psychologists, speech language therapists, child psychiatrists and parents.
• Frequently asked questions
• General assessment considerations and implications
• Preliminary investigation
• Child interview and assessment
• Creating the right environment: advice for home and school
• General treatment considerations
• Overview of the treatment progression
• A structured treatment programme
• Eliciting speech for the first time/Generalising speech across people and settings/Effective practice
• Parent and teacher support
• Letting go
• Illustrations of intervention.