Selective Mutism In Our Own Words: Experiences in Childhood and Adulthood

Selective Mutism In Our Own Words: Experiences in Childhood and Adulthood

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ISBN-13: 9781849056366
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 12/21/2015
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 893,261
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Carl Sutton and Cheryl Forrester set up and run the iSpeak online support group for older children and adults with Selective Mutism. Carl has had Selective Mutism since childhood, and has carried out research into Selective Mutism at the University of Chester, UK. Cheryl is a qualified social worker, counsellor and nurse. They both live in Wales, UK.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Foreword by Donna Williams. Preface. 1. An experiential introduction to Selective Mutism.
2. Selective Mutism - what it is in our own words. 3. Early life and Selective Mutism. 4. Early school experience and Selective Mutism. 5. High school experience and Selective Mutism. 6. Parents' experiences of high school and home-schooling. 7. Becoming an adult with Selective Mutism. 8. Bullying and Selective Mutism. 9. Mutism, family relationships, and the home environment. 10. Those who spoke for me. 11. Selective Mutism and Asperger Syndrome. 12. Selective Mutism and Learning Difficulties. 13. Parents' experiences of Selective Mutism. 14. Therapists' experiences of Selective Mutism. 15. A teacher's experience of helping a child with Selective Mutism to find her voice. 16. How different life would have been without Selective Mutism. 17. Life Stories. Appendix A: Helping a new partner join a family where there is a child with Selective Mutism. Appendix B: Bullying and Selective Mutism. Appendix C: The reasons why I dislike school. References. Index.

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