There’s a new girl at school. Rumor has it she doesn’t speak, doesn’t smile much, and doesn’t play with others. That means she’s mean, right? Maybe not! Mya is hired to solve the case and discovers the reason for the new girl’s behavior and learns about her own actions toward others as well.
Follow Oreo on his journey as he starts puppy school. Here, he will learn that everyone is scared of something, and practice is the key to overcoming your fears. Written by 8-year-old twin girls who suffer from social anxiety and selective mutism, this story explores the physical and emotional feelings that can be experienced with these disorders.
Can I Tell You About Selective Mutism?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals
Meet Hannah – a young girl with selective mutism (SM). Hannah invites readers to learn about selective mutism from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is, what it feels like to have SM, and how they can help. This illustrated book is packed with accessible information and will be an ideal introduction to selective mutism. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support a child with the condition and is also good place to start when encouraging children with SM to talk about how it affects them.
Mary-Ellen O’Keefe’s Word-Speaking Diet
Mary-Ellen O’Keefe is a smart and happy little girl who loves to talk, sing, ask questions, and generally speak her mind. That is, until her first day of school where the unfamiliarity of a new and different environment makes her nervous and shy and causes her to go on an unexpected and very unusual “Word-Speaking Diet”.”This is strange! It’s not normal! Mary-Ellen’s never quiet! It was like she was on some sort of Word-Speaking Diet!”Unfortunately, Mary-Ellen’s sudden bashfulness at school prevents her new teacher and classmates from getting to know what a great little kid Mary-Ellen really is. This “shy-acting act” goes on for weeks and eventually, after a gentle pep-talk from Mom about the importance of speaking up, it’s up to Mary-Ellen to decide if she’ll be able to muster the courage and the confidence to once and for all end her “Word-Speaking Diet” and finally let her schoolmates hear her amazing voice.
Willow’s Words is the story of a girl who found her voice through dance, and how everyone around her learned to listen.
Charli’s Choices is a beneficial, interactive children’s book for educators, children, and parents that offers valuable insight into selective mutism. A little girl’s mother teaches her during a play date, through specific questions, how to communicate successfully with her friend.
When Willow speaks, her words slip out as soft and shy as a secret. At school, her barely audible whisper causes her no end of troubles. But Willow is as resourceful as she is quiet, and she fashions a magic microphone from items she finds in the recycling bin. But Willow’s clever invention is only a temporary solution. How will this quiet little girl make herself heard?
Mason is Learning to Roar
Mason is a young lion with Selective Mutism. With support from his parents and teachers, Mason slowly learns to overcome his anxiety in the classroom. This book also emphasizes that treating Selective Mutism requires patience and understanding since progress and behavioral change is slow. However, each small gain should be celebrated.
Why Doesn’t Alice Talk at School
Why doesn’t Alice talk at school is a beautifully illustrated book that can be read to peers to help them to understand selective mutism. This book explains important messages which will help to create a supportive class environment for the child with selective mutism.