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Useful Books

Understanding Selective Mutism: A Beginner's Guide is an easy to read 30 page guide to selective mutism that parents can lend to school staff, family members and other adults in the child's life in order to increase their understanding of selective mutism. For more information, click here.

My name is Eliza and I don't talk at school is a beautifully illustrated and positive book. A storybook for children and a guidebook for parents and professionals. For more information, click here.

Why doesn't Alice talk at school? is a storybook to read to friends and the class to help them understand selective mutism. For more information, click here.

The Selective Mutism Resource Manual is a comprehensive guide to selective mutism. This is the go to resource on selective mutism.

Overcoming your child's fears and worries is one of my favourite books. It clearly explains how to deal with situations when your child feels anxious and gives tangible advice. This book is useful for all parents. A must read.

Overcoming Selective Mutism - The Parents Field Guide is a practical guide for parents which gives an overview of how to practice exposures in the real world. A very practical guide for parents.


The Selective Mutism treatment guide is a very clear and concise yet comprehensive guide. Highly recommended!


Can I tell you about Selective Mutism? is another useful book that can be used to educate friends and family about Selective Mutism. A short concise but informative book. Useful to lend to people who would like to have a quick read about Selective Mutism.

Anxious kids, Anxious Parents is an excellent book. Parents with anxious children are often anxious themselves, and children pick up on this. Therefore addressing this within ourselves is necessary in order to reduce our children's anxiety.

The ideal classroom for the Selectively Mute child is full of useful tips for the classroom. A  good book for teachers and SENCOs.

My friend Daniel doesn't talk is a story book for children about a child with Selective Mutism. For a parent, it is a useful book to read to the child to help them to understand and normalise their anxiety. For the school, it is a useful book to read to the class. 

The loudest roar is a story book for children which describes what it is like to have selective mutism through the story of Angus the lion. 

Scared to Poop is a guide for parents whose children are stool withholding. This is a very useful read and can help parents with this potentially serious issue.

The following books are written by individuals with Selective Mutism.

It is important that the voices of people with SM are heard!


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