Can't Talk, Want to Talk!  book cover
1st Edition

Can't Talk, Want to Talk!

ISBN 9781909301313
Published September 28, 2014 by Routledge
48 Pages

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Book Description

When outgoing Lily meets a little girl who is too afraid to talk in school or other places outside of her home, she befriends the silent girl, their friendship grows, and the silent girl feels comfortable enough to talk to her new friend. This beautifully illustrated story book is for children with selective mutism to see that they can make a friend like Lily. It is also a helpful tool for parents, friends and teachers of children with selective mutism to understand why these children are unable to talk in certain settings, and to explore some strategies that may help reduce their anxiety around speaking. Jo studied for a Masters Degree in Speech and Language Sciences and qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist at University College London in 2006. Since then she has worked with children in a range of home, clinic and educational settings and currently combines NHS and independent work.