My name is Ben and I don't talk sometimes (Paperback)

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My name is Ben and I don't talk sometimes is a story about a child's experience of selective mutism, in his words. Ben takes us on a journey of how he feels across situations - at his birthday party, with people he's unable to talk to, on playdates and at school. Through the story, we also learn that Ben's best friend has a fear of swimming and by taking small steps he works to overcome this. Ben shares, in a child-friendly way, his feelings around talking and interwoven into the story is the intervention of how he begins to make steps forward. Parents and professionals can use this book as a therapeutic tool to begin a dialogue with children about selective mutism. The story is suitable for children aged 6 years and over. Through beautiful illustrations, children will identify with Ben, realising that they are not alone; thus allowing for a conversation to begin about their difficulty with talking, as well as the steps to help them. About the Author Lucy Nathanson is a child therapist and founder of Confident Children. Lucy is passionate about helping children with selective mutism. She works directly with children and makes videos with the aim of spreading awareness of selective mutism. On an international level, Lucy speaks at conferences and provides support and guidance to parents and professionals. She is the author of Understanding Selective Mutism: A Beginner's Guide, My Name is Eliza and I don't talk at school and Why doesn't Alice talk at school? Find out more at

Product Details
ISBN: 9781838536022
ISBN-10: 1838536027
Publisher: Independent Publishing Network
Publication Date: November 7th, 2020
Pages: 48
Language: English