Helping Children With Selective Mutism And Their Parents

Author: Christopher A. Kearney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195394542
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Helping Children with Selective Mutism and Their Parents: A Guide for School-based Professionals provides information that can help readers to better understand and combat selective mutism, offering evidence-based strategies for enhancing a child's verbal participation at school and in other types of social and academic activities.

Helping Your Child With Selective Mutism

Author: Angela E. McHolm
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608823932
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Often described as "social phobia's cousin" and misdiagnosed as autism, selective mutism is a debilitating fear of speaking in some situations experienced by some children. The disorder usually presents in children before the age of five, but it may not be recognized until the child starts school. When requested to speak, children with selective mutism often look down, blush, or otherwise express anxiety that disrupts their engagement with people and activities. Selective mutism is related to social anxiety and social phobia, and more than 90 percent of children with selective mutism also manifest symptoms of one of these problems. This book is the first available for parents of children with selective mutism. It 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. Angela E. McHolm, Ph.D., is director of the Selective Mutism Service at McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton, ON. The Selective Mutism Service offers outpatient psychiatric consultation to families and professionals such as school personnel, speech and language pathologists, and mental health clinicians who support children with selective mutism. She is assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON.

Helping School Refusing Children And Their Parents

Author: Christopher A. Kearney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190662077
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Children who miss substantial amounts of school pose one of the most vexing problems for school officials. In many cases, school personnel must assess these students and successfully help them to return to the academic setting. This can be difficult considering most school-based professionals are pressed for time and do not have access to proper resources. The information in this book can help school officials combat absenteeism and reduce overall dropout rates. Designed for guidance counselors, teachers, principals and deans, school psychologists, school-based social workers, and other school professionals, Helping School-Refusing Children and Their Parents outlines various strategies for helping children get back to school with less distress, all of which can be easily implemented in schools. This fully-updated second edition provides recommendations for a multi-tiered approach to school absenteeism that concentrates on prevention (Tier 1), early intervention for emerging cases (Tier 2), and more extensive intervention and systemic strategies for severe cases (Tier 3), with each tier based on empirically supported strategies grounded in scientific research. A chapter on assessment describes several methods for identifying school refusal behavior, including time-limited techniques for school officials who have little opportunity to conduct detailed evaluations. Worksheets for facilitating assessment are included and can easily be photocopied from the book. Other chapters provide advice for working collaboratively with parents, preventing relapse, and special issues. Topics such as poverty, homelessness, teenage pregnancy, violence, and school safety are also addressed, as are individualized education or 505 plans and consultation with other clinicians.

Selective Mutism Treatment Gd

Author: Ruth Perednik
Publisher: Oaklands
ISBN: 9789659178322
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The Selective Mutism Treatment Guide: Manuals for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists, second edition has arrived! It is double the size of the first edition and it includes new sections on treating older children and teens, the use of technology in treating SM with a list of useful apps, raising a shy child, treating SM in the clinic setting, and much more. It includes beautiful and inspiring case studies of children and teens overcoming SM using this approach. It is an innovative, effective approach to the treatment of selective mutism, which is based both on rich clinical experience helping hundreds of children overcome SM, and on evidence based understanding of how selective mutism best treated. It includes separate manuals written for parents, school or kindergarten staff, and therapists, each with concrete, effective, tried and tested ways of helping the child with selective mutism. It is designed to be a positive and empowering experience for the child and his family. This guide is aimed for professionals and lay people alike: For parents and relatives of children with SM it offers a valuable resource to understand the condition, with programs and tools to help the child to improve his verbal and social communication. For teachers and therapists it provides a guide to understand, and practical tools to treat the disorder. The Parents' Manual includes sections about how SM can affect your child and family, how to speak to your child about SM, how to treat SM, how to lower your child's anxiety, and how to work together with the school or kindergarten to help your child. It outlines effective interventions that parents can carry out at home and in school to help their child overcome SM and attain improved social communication skills. The Teacher's Manual includes: a description of SM and its possible causes, understanding the child with SM, how SM presents in school, an overview of how to treat SM, and a variety of interventions and programs for teachers to implement in school. There are two Therapist's Manuals - one for younger children, and the second for teens and adults, with cognitive-behavioral techniques specifically for use in treating SM. There are sections on the definition and causes of SM, methods of assessment, levels of SM, planning therapy, and detailed, step by step descriptions of the stages of therapy, including initial home-based therapy followed by school based sessions. Here are some readers' reviews of the first edition: B.W. wrote: This treatment guide is concise, easy to read, clear and an absolute gem of a book. Each word is carefully chosen and the style flows with warmth, sensitivity and intelligence. I loved the respect with which the author and Psychologist Ruth Perednik treats the reader; the manual is no less than brilliant in its' ease of explanation and significant in its power as a catalyst for change; Belief and optimism, based on the author's vast clinical experience pervaded throughout. Perednik's clearly detailed program is aimed at parents, teachers and therapists. Perednik has done a wonderful job of increasing the likelihood of successful treatment even in the absence of such ideal conditions. Perednik's apparent wholehearted belief in her approach, tools and program to unravel the knot of selective mutism, leads her to spell out the rationale and implementation of an entire program, thus enabling her readers to carry out a successful treatment without making them dependent on further training or support. Optimistic, Practical, Extremely user friendly. Engaging and inspiring.. S.B. wrote: GREAT BOOK IT WORKS GREAT QUICK RESULTS BEST IN THE FIELD HAS GREAT INTUITION IN THESE MATTERS EASY READING CLEARLY SAID TRY & SEE Duggie wrote: This gave me practical information for working with children with selective mute. I have been able to try different techniques with success. I also learned the many causes of this diagnosis.

Can I Tell You About Selective Mutism

Author: Alison Wintgens
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857006110
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Meet Hannah - a young girl with selective mutism (SM). Hannah invites readers to learn about selective mutism from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is, what it feels like to have SM, and how they can help. This illustrated book is packed with accessible information and will be an ideal introduction to selective mutism. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support a child with the condition and is also a good place to start when encouraging children with SM to talk about how it affects them.

Tackling Selective Mutism

Author: Benita Rae Smith
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007610
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Bringing together the latest research and understanding on selective mutism, this edited book gives essential information on the various treatment and therapy options. Experts in the fields of speech and language therapy, psychology, music therapy education and communication offer a wide range of professional perspectives on the condition, while case studies from people with selective mutism, past sufferers and parents reveal the personal impact. The book also clarifies what support a person with selective mutism is likely to need at home, school and in social situations. This definitive volume on selective mutism will be key reading for professionals such as speech and language therapists, educational psychologists, child psychiatrists, child and adolescent mental health workers and anyone working with selective mutism in therapeutic and educational settings, as well as family members wanting a closer understanding of what selective mutism is and how they can help.

Treatment For Children With Selective Mutism

Author: R. Lindsey Bergman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195391527
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Treatment for Children with Selective Mutism outlines the sequence and essential elements to guide clinicians through a comprehensive, integrated program for young children who display symptoms of SM.

Managing School Absenteeism At Multiple Tiers

Author: Christopher A. Kearney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199985294
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"Managing School Absenteeism at Multiple Tiers provides an integrative strategy for preventing, assessing, and addressing cases of youth with school absenteeism at multiple levels of severity and complexity"--

The Selective Mutism Resource Manual

Author: Maggie Johnson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781909301337
Size: 68.32 MB
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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.

Getting Your Child To Say Yes To School A Guide For Parents Of Youth With School Refusal Behavior

Author: Las Vegas Christopher Kearney Department of Psychology University of Nevada
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019972444X
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Many parents find getting their child to school in the morning to be quite a challenge. If your child consistently pleads with you to let him stay home from school, if he skips school, if his morning routine is fraught with misbehaviors, or if he exhibits signs of distress and anxiety related to attending school, this book can help. Getting Children to Say Yes to School: A Guide for Parents is designed to help you address your childs school refusal behavior in the early stages. This guide helps you identify school refusal behavior and provides step-by-step instructions to solve the problem. Learn different techniques for getting your child to school, including enhancing relaxation, changing your child's negative thoughts about school, establishing a clear and predictable morning routine, and setting up a system of rewards for going to school. Tools such as worksheets, lists of Dos and Don'ts, sample parent/child dialogues, and Fridge Notes combine to create a workbook-type resource that will help you increase your childs school attendance and relieve your own feelings of concern and worry. Easy to read and filled with concrete strategies, this book is the first of its kind dedicated to educating and arming parents with the tools they need to resolve their child's school refusal behavior.