Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum's 'The Selective Mutism Summer Vacation and Back-To-School Guide; Recommendations and Strategies for Building Social Communication Skills' is an excellent resource for parents, educators, therapists and others who spend time with a child with Selective Mutism. The guide consists of recommendations and strategies to build social communication skills during summer break as well as both preparing for and start of the new school year.
- Understanding Selective Mutism as a social communication anxiety disorder rather than just mutism.
- Strategies and insight to navigating the routines, activities, and decisions that are distinctive to summer.
- Strategies and insight into planning for the upcoming school year.
In addition, tips, tools and recommendations are provided to help the child with SM build the comfort with peers and teachers specific to the child’s stage of social communication and give the reader expert knowledge, valuable ideas and strategies to use to keep the SM child progressing during the school summer vacation!