Selective Mutism in our own words in an excellent compilation of short extracts written by people living with the disorder. Carl Sutton's own personal experience creates a sensitive and enlightening undertone throughout the book, and the amalgamation of perspectives both from the individuals and their family members provides a holistic insight into the triggers, symptoms and consequences of having this communication anxiety disorder.
A fascinating and beautiful glance into the lives of individuals with Selective Mutism and those who love and support them.
Finally, a book to dispel the myth that Selective Mutism is an exclusively childhood condition. My greatest hope is that this valuable contribution to the field will not only improve understanding of the nature and far-reaching effects of SM, but help mobilise Health Services to provide appropriate support for both children and adults.
This must-read book educates about the emotional challenges of Selective Mutism experienced by all involved. From being bullied to overcoming obstacles, Sutton and Forrester expertly weave heartbreaking and uplifting moments through personal stories that read like journal entries. This is a resource that should be on all clinician's shelves.