We are so excited to announce the release of Dr. Aimee Kotrba's new book, Overcoming Selective Mutism: A Field Guide for Parents. Co-written with Shari J. Saffer, a mother of a child with Selective Mutism, this book is a comprehensive guidebook offering parents the knowledge and guidance they need to move their child beyond silence. The authors offer a creative and motivating “Journey” theme to introduce tools that help parents and children plan and conquer some of the most common challenges associated with selective mutism. Parents can be important advocates and skillful interventionists, helping children to become brave and confident speakers and reach the top of Peers Peak, School Summit and Community Crest! Drawing from their respective experiences as a clinician who has treated hundreds of children with selective mutism and a parent of a child with selective mutism, authors Dr. Aimee Kotrba and Shari J. Saffer provide clear strategies to increase speaking and reduce anxiety. Plan your child’s journey to confidence with:
-Research-based intervention tools and expert step-by-step guidance -
-Practical skills to help your child increase speech with peers, adults and educators
- Easy-to-understand handouts and cheat sheets for teachers, caregivers and schools
- Colorful worksheets, planning pages for adults, and activities for children to practice bravery in speaking
Selective Mutism: A Guide for Therapists, Educators, and Parents provides an effective, research-based behavioral intervention plan for the successful treatment of Selective Mutism. Based on years of clinical experience and expertise, Dr. Aimee Kotrba provides not only assessment and treatment information, but also case examples, easy-to-implement workbook sheets, and informative handouts.
VIDEO COURSE - ONLINE
It can be difficult to know how to effectively help children with Selective Mutism. Dr. Aimee Kotrba, a nationally-known expert on Selective Mutism, describes what Selective Mutism is, how it develops, and how school personnel, parents, and mental health professionals can build confidence and speech in a child with Selective Mutism!
Video length - approximately 6 hours of intensive training in Selective Mutism.
Sections - (1) What is Selective Mutism?, (2) How to Evaluate for Selective Mutism, (3) Effective Intervention for Selective Mutism - Building a Treatment Plan That Works!, (4) Selective Mutism Intervention and Accommodation Plans in the School.
Who Should Watch? - School personnel, teachers, SLPs, Social Workers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists, Parents, Caregivers