Supplement Treatment Guide to Understanding Katie
by Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum
This supplemental guide is meant to supplement the storybook Understanding Katie. It helps to explain Katie’s feelings and actions through the day, introduces tactics and techniques for parents, teachers and treating professionals when helping a selectively mute child. Readers will better understand the common anxiety triggers in the school day, as well as a better understanding of the link between anxiety and mutism.