Selective mutism in our own words : experiences in childhood and adulthood / Carl Sutton and Cheryl Forrester ; foreword by Donna Williams.

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About this work


London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.

Physical description

271 pages ; 22 cm


Foreword / by Donna Williams -- An experimental introduction to selective mutism -- Selective mutism-what it is in our own words -- Early life and selective mutism -- Early school experience and selective mutism -- High school experience and selective mutism -- Parents' experiences of high school and home-schooling -- Becoming an adult with selective mutism -- Bullying and selective mutism -- Mutism, family relationships and the home environment -- Those who spoke for me-- Selective mutism and Asperger syndrome -- Selective mutism and learning difficulties -- Parents' experiences of selective mutism -- Therapists' experiences of selective mutism -- A teacher's experience of helping a child find her voice -- How different life would have been without selective mutism -- Life stories -- Appendixes: A. Helping a new partner join a family where there is a child with selective mutism -- B. The reasons why I dislike school.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-265) and index.



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