SMIRA Events for 2014:
Saturday, 16th August - Meet-up at The Anchor Inn, Exebridge, Nr Dulverton, Somerset. 3.00 p.m. approx. Hosted by SMIRA parents John & Ann Bland, who run the Anchor Inn, and led by Lindsay, SMIRA’s Co-ordinator. Open to all members, whether SW residents or holiday makers, parent or professional.
Wednesday, 8th October in Leicester - 1-day Core Level training course with Maggie Johnson. Open to parents and professionals, with fee subsidy for parent members.
Thursday, 9th October in Leicester - 1-day Extension Level training course with Maggie Johnson & Alison Wintgens, covering teenagers and complex cases. Applicants must have completed Core Level training previously, either on 8th October or on another occasion. Open to parents and professionals, with fee subsidy for parent members.
SMIRA is very pleased to announce that Kirsty Heslewood, who was recently crowned 'MISS ENGLAND 2013' will be supporting SMIRA during her year-long reign. Kirsty suffered from selective mutism until around the age of 6 and is very keen to help raise awareness of the condition and assist with SMIRA’s fund-raising efforts.
For further information go to Miss England 2013
This much-acclaimed DVD was produced by SMIRA in conjunction with Leicester University Dept. of Education, funded by a grant from the DfES.Widely used as a training film throughout the UK and abroad, but also recommended viewing for parents.
Running time:24 minutes
Price: £13.00 inc. p & p within the UK
See also the 'Silent Children' book which is a companion to the DVD.
Available to order direct from SMIRA - an order form is available in the 'Downloads' section.
Thanks to Alison and Maggie ALL ROYALTIES COME TO SMIRA!!
This is a new book by Maggie Johnson and Alison Wintgens,published by Jessica Kingsley.
List Price £7.99
Publishing date 15th June 2012
'Meet Hannah - a young girl with selective mutism (SM). Hannah invites readers to learn about sm 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 a good place to start when encouraging children with sm to talk about how it affects them.'
Can I tell you about Selective Mutism? by Maggie Johnson and Alison Wintgens is published by Jessica Kingsley (RRP £7.99, ISBN: 978-1-84905-289-4). To buy a copy at the discounted price of £6.99, please go to http://www.jkp.com, or call +44 (0)20 7833 2307, quoting the code ‘JOHSMI’.Offer expires 31st December 2012.