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Jul 17, 2021, 01:29 AM
Finding Your Voice: Helping Children with Selective Mutism
Title : 9789814779579
ISBN : 9789814779579
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Product Binding : Paperback
Imprint : Marshall Cavendish Editions
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Pub Date : Jul 15, 2021, 00:00 AM
CMS Pub Date : Jul 15, 2021, 00:00 AM
Page : 184
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Product Height : 215
Product Price : 21.50 $
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“My child talks non-stop at home, but his teachers say they can’t get a word out of him!”

Selective mutism is a childhood anxiety disorder characterised by a child's inability to speak and communicate effectively in select social settings, such as school. These children are able to speak and communicate in settings where they are comfortable, secure, and relaxed. Most children with selective mutism also have social phobia or social anxiety: they fear social interactions where there is an expectation to speak and communicate.

Finding Your Voice highlights the different challenges a child with selective mutism might face, and provides effective, research-based behavioural intervention plans. Tips for engaging and motivating children are provided, focusing on a gradual, step-wise approach to increased speech, as well as fun and engaging activities that can be used at each step of treatment.

Dr Kirthana Vasudevan is a Psychiatry resident in Singapore who lends her voice to advocate for child and adolescent mental health. She graduated from the National University of Singapore and continues to engage in projects related to children’s welfare around the world.

Clare Kwan graduated with a Masters in Clinical Psychology in 2010 and has successfully treated children with selective mutism using a range of therapies including CBT and narrative therapy. 

Wong Zi Jun obtained her Masters in Clinical Psychology from James Cook University. While at the IMH Child Guidance Clinic, she was involved in research on clinical issues including selective mutism.

Veteran child psychiatrist Daniel Fung is CEO of the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Singapore. Dr Fung is an Adjunct Associate Professor at all three of Singapore’s medical schools; President of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions; and President of the College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. He has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed research papers, books and book chapters. In 2000, he completed his clinical and research fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto studying selective mutism. This book is based on his work with children with selective mutism and their families.

Finding Your Voice highlights the different challenges a child with selective mutism might face, and provides effective, research-based behavioural intervention plans. 
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  • Parenting
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  • Clare Kwan
  • Dr Daniel Fung
  • Dr Kirthana Vasudevan
  • Wong Zi Jun
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