Selective Mutism: A Guide for Therapists, Educators, and Parents provides an effective, research-based behavioral intervention plan for the successful treatment of Selective Mutism. Based on years of clinical experience and expertise, author Dr. Aimee Kotrba provides not only assessment and treatment information, but also case examples, easy-to-implement workbook sheets, and informative handouts.
Dr. Kotrba is an advocate of team treatment - parents, schools, and mental health professionals working together to intervene with selective mutism -- and this book provides intervention strategies for all team members, as well as a comprehensive treatment plan that can be individualized to any child. The techniques included emphasize a gradual, stepwise approach to increased speech, as well as fun and engaging activities that can be used at each step of treatment. Tips for engaging and motivating children and teens are included to improve treatment outcomes.
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Aimee Kotrba, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the expert assessment and treatment of Selective Mutism and Social Anxiety. She earned her doctorate degree in clinical child psychology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Currently, Dr. Kotrba directs Thriving Minds Behavioral Health Clinic in Brighton, Michigan, a specialty clinic dedicated to effective treatment for children with Selective Mutism.
Dr. Kotrba serves as the president of the Selective Mutism Group (SMG) Board of Directors and as the psychological expert for a local Selective Mutism parent support group. Dr. Kotrba is the author of Selective Mutism: An Assessment and Intervention Guide for Therapists, Educators & Parents (PESI, 2014) and her work has appeared in numerous media outlets, including Parent Magazine and MetroParent Magazine. She is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker and regularly offers local and national workshops on the identification and treatment of Selective Mutism for parents, professionals, and school personnel.
Financial: Aimee Kotrba maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Aimee Kotrba is the president of the Selective Mutism Group board of directors. She is the psychological expert for a local selective mutism parent support group.
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