The selective mutism resource manual / Maggie Johnson and Alison Wintgens.

  • Johnson, Maggie, 1955-
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About this work


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 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.


London ; New York : Routledge, 2017.

Physical description

xvi, 337 pages : black and white illustrations ; 30 cm.


Second edition.


"Includes online access to supporting materials"--Cover.
Includes index.


Foreword / Hanne Kristensen -- Preface -- Part one. Understanding selective mutism: 1. Frequently asked questions about selective mutism -- 2. A holistic view of selective mutism -- Part two. Guidelines for identification and assessment 3. Making a diagnosis: what we need to know and why -- 4. The core assessment: initial information gathering -- 5. Meeting and involving the child or young person -- 6. The extended assessment: further information gathering -- 7. Moving from assessment to management -- Part three: Management 8. Ensuring an anxiety-free environment: the starting point for home and school -- 9. Facing fears: at home and in the community -- 10. Facing fears in educational settings -- 11. Making successful transitions -- Part four: Reflective practice: Learning from experience 12. Troubleshooting: why isn't it working? -- 13. When it is more than selective mutism -- 14. Examples of interventions -- 15. Learning from people who have experienced selective mutism -- Index -- Online resource library.


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