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Selective Mutism Resource Manual

by Maggie Johnson & Alison Wintgens

Selective Mutism is a rare condition but it is important because selectively mute children are at a significant disadvantage personally and socially. It is also a greater barrier to learning, with the increased emphasis on verbalisation within the school curriculum. More resources and attention are often directed towards the disruptive child.

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Selective Mutism is a rare condition but it is important because selectively mute children are at a significant disadvantage personally and socially. It is also a greater barrier to learning, with the increased emphasis on verbalisation within the school curriculum. More resources and attention are often directed towards the disruptive child.

This unique manual emphasises practical assessment and treatment, advice and information, filling a significant gap in the availability of suitable resources in this field.

  • The approach is based on behavioural principles and a hierarchy of stages of confident speaking originally conceived by Anthony Glassberg.
  • Starts with a summary of the literature and theory, followed by detailed ideas on assessment and management, with accompanying material that can be photocopied.
  • Case examples and a discussion about progress, transfer and discharge are included.

    Contents
    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.

    Readership
    Teachers, clinical and educational psychologists, speech & language therapists, child psychiatrists, parents.

    About the authors
    Maggie Johnson is a speech and language therapist specialising in childhood communication disorders. Her experience in education and community settings spans twenty years in special schools, language units, mainstream schools, clinics and multi-agency centres. Maggie works for East Kent Community NHS Trust and is Manager for Paediatric Services in Thanet. Alison Wintgens is a speech and language therapist at St. George's hospital, London, in the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She has extensive experience of working with children and adolescents with a range of communication disorders and additional behavioural or psychiatric problems.

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