Treating Selective Mutism as a Speech-Language Pathologist
Emily R. Doll
Details: 202 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"
© 2022 | Available
Selective mutism (SM) is an anxiety disorder in which individuals are unable to communicate in certain environments or contexts (such as at school or in the community) despite having appropriate speech and language skills in other settings. By drawing on their extensive knowledge of language development, language complexity, and therapeutic approaches, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can provide life-changing results for children with SM. Treating Selective Mutism as a Speech-Language Pathologist is a comprehensive yet accessible resource designed to bridge the gap in the current SM literature and empower SLPs to treat this disorder effectively. This valuable professional resource has tools for SLPs at every stage of their careers, from new clinicians preparing for potential cases of SM to experienced SLPs looking to expand their knowledge base.
The first three chapters of Treating Selective Mutism as a Speech-Language Pathologist offer a base of understanding by exploring the roots and characteristics of SM. The text then walks clinicians through effective assessment and diagnosis strategies. The final chapters provide evidence-based treatment strategies, as well as practical guides and activities, for supporting children with SM.
- Ready-to-use activities, handouts, and forms that can be reproduced and implemented during a therapy session
- Up-to-date empirical evidence regarding the etiological factors of SM
- Overview of the collaborative team approach necessary for treating SM
- Suggestions regarding specific assessment materials and a specific protocol to guide data collection during assessment
- Specific, evidence-based treatment strategies provided in a clear, easy-to-understand manner
- A PluralPlus companion website with printable versions of the resources in the book
Emily R. Doll Discusses Treating Selective Mutism as a Speech-Language Pathologist
“This practical resource provides speech-language pathologists with up-to-date and accurate information for treating selective mutism in children. The accompanying website provides all the forms found in the appendix of the book in digital format.
…The material presented in the accompanying website allows the SLP to print the resources provided in the book's appendix…
The book is written for SLPs who work with children suspected of having selective mutism; however, it would be very informative to parents or other practitioners working with these same children. The author has a background in developmental psychology as well as speech pathology. She has presented at both the state and national levels on selective mutism and has provided treatment to children ranging from preschool to adolescence.
The book is broken up into six easy-to-read chapters. The first three chapters provide background information to understand what selective mutism is and what it is not. The last three chapters explain how to assess and treat a child with selective mutism effectively and accurately. As a useful resource, the book also provides about 50 pages of various resources from case history forms, letters to friends, activities that can be used in therapy, and many other resources.
The book is very easy to read and yet provides comprehensive and practical information regarding selective mutism. With its ready-to-use activities and handouts, up-to-date empirical evidence, and suggestions on assessment material and therapy activities, this book is a useful resource for SLPs.”
–Yvana Uranga-Hernandez, PhD, CCC-SLP, Biola University, from Doody's Reviews (May 2022)
Chapter 1. Overview of Anxiety
Chapter 2. History of Selective Mutism and Etiological Factors
Chapter 3. Characteristics of Selective Mutism
Chapter 4. Assessment and Diagnosis of Selective Mutism
Chapter 5. Treatment Techniques for Selective Mutism
Chapter 6. Meaningful Goals and Therapy Activities
Sample Letter to New Classmates/Friends
Selective Mutism at School Handout (Teacher Tip Sheet)
Sample Talking Map
Classmates and Friends Rating Form
Teachers and Adults Rating Form
Sample Ritual Sound Approach Chart
Brave Talking Practice Assignment Sheet
Feelings Rating Chart
Brave Talking Questions
Brave Talking Goals
Brave Talking Ladder (5 Steps)
Brave Talking Ladder (10 Steps)
Brave Talking Chart (10 Spaces)
Brave Talking Chart (80 Spaces With Row Markers)
Brave Talking Chart (80 Spaces)
Brave Talking Weekly Chart (for Classroom)
Ice Cream Survey
Challenge Cards for School
Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt
Bookstore/Library Scavenger Hunt
Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt
Department Store Scavenger Hunt
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