Helping Your Child With Selective Mutism: Practical Steps To Overcome a Fear of Speaking

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This book 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.

© 2005 Mcholm, Angela E., Phd; Cunningham, Charles E, Phd; Vanier, Melanie K, Ma
Audience: Parent, Professional