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Understanding Selective Mutism 

A Beginner's Guide

Understanding Selective Mutism  A Beginner's Guide

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About the Author


Lucy Nathanson is a child therapist and founder of

Lucy is passionate about helping children with selective mutism. She works directly with children and makes YouTube videos with the aim of spreading awareness of selective mutism. On an international level, Lucy speaks at conferences and provides support and guidance to parents and professionals. 

This book is a 30 page, clear and concise introduction to selective mutism; it is an excellent tool for family members and school staff to gain an understanding of selective mutism. There are often misconceptions surrounding this condition; the aim of this book is to provide the reader an understanding of what children with selective mutism are experiencing. This book covers an overview of selective mutism: what selective mutism is and is not, the diagnostic criteria, what causes selective mutism, how to interact with a child with selective mutism and an overview of the treatment methods.


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