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FREE TO DOWNLOAD - Why Is My Child Not Speaking With Other People - Do's and Don'ts Handout
Selective Mutism (SM) is a childhood anxiety disorder. Children with SM are able to speak but can’t speak in certain social situations due to the fear that it causes them. This one page handout gives a clear explanation of Selective Mutism and the essential Do’s and Don’ts for key communication partners. Perfect for sharing with education settings, family members and/or anyone else that needs quick information on SM. Please fill in your details via the cart to download this FREE handout, you will not be asked to enter your card details for this purchase.
The SMWA Handout Pack
This 13 handout pack provides the key ingredients for getting started with a programme targeting speech confidence skills. Each handout is a resource within itself and can be shared with teaching staff, therapists and family members alike to give them easily digestible information on the key strategies that your child needs.
The handouts include:
Selective Mutism summary and Do's and Don'ts
Assessment forms including comfort logs and confident speaking log
General Guidelines for Sliding-in (Johnson and Wintgins, 2016)
Goal hierarchy examples for informal and formal Sliding-in (Johnson and Wintgins, 2016)
Selective Mutism Therapy Games
Reward Ladder and Ideas
Talking to a child about their speech anxiety
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The Selective Mutism Resource Manual (2nd Edition)
Can I Tell You About Selective Mutism
The Activ Library have a wide range of books on communication, sensory and learning needs. They also have a range of books specific to Selective Mutism that come highly reccomended. To loan books from the Activ Library get in touch at the link below and browse their Library Catalogue.
The handouts below are shared (with permission) from the Selective Mutism Resource Manual (Johnson and Wintgens, 2001. The manual is now in it's second edition and can be purchased here: https://www.routledge.com/The-Selective-Mutism-Resource-Manual-2nd-Edition/Johnson-Wintgens/p/book/9781909301337