Selectively Silent Child BOOK!

A lot of you have been asking us for a Selectively Silent Child book, and the time has come to start working on it! As a non-profit group, The Selectively Silent Child doesn’t have funding for this project, BUT if you want to help us make it possible, read on.

The book will be packed with:

Authentic personal accounts from people who have battled Selective Mutism and won, with
Words and pictures by Selectively Silent Children
PLUS resource lists for parents, teachers & friends

Lovingly put together by journalist Rebecca Esther (who moonlights as The Selectively Silent Child’s media coordinator) and Lin Gorenkoff, founder of The Selectively Silent Child.

“I know what it’s like to be so anxious you can’t speak,” says Rebecca, once a Selectively Silent Child. “I want to help people who have been (or are) affected by SM. By publishing their stories, I want to give them a voice, thereby helping other anxious children around the globe.

Read on for the proposal, PLUS a list of the gifts you’ll receive as a thank you for your generous donation.

The proposal, in Rebecca’s words:

I want to travel across Canada and the United States, collecting the stories of people personally impacted by Selective Mutism, then publish them, along with artwork by anxious children and resources for their loved ones in ebook and book form. No one has ever done that before, especially on such a large scale.

Lin Says:

Instead of a manual in “doctor-speak”, we want to write a book by and for “regular people” who know what it’s like to be affected by anxiety. This book will offer support and encouragement for those closest to the SM child and insight that shows they are not alone.

Gifts to thank you for your generosity:

1 For a donation of $2 or more, your name will be included in a “thank you” blog post at The Selectively Silent Child’s website.

2 For a donation of $15 or more, you’ll receive a copy of the ebook the day it is released, and your name will be included in a “thank you” blog post at The Selectively Silent Child’s website.

3 For a donation of $35 or more, you’ll receive a copy of the book the day it is released, and your name will be included in a “thank you” blog post at The Selectively Silent Child’s website. [Shipping included if you are in North America. Otherwise, add $5].

4 For a donation of $45 or more, you’ll receive a copy of the book and the ebook the day they are released, and your name will be included in a “thank you” blog post at The Selectively Silent Child’s website. [Shipping included if you are in North America. Otherwise, add $5].

5 For a donation of $75 or more, you’ll receive 3 copies of the book (1 for you and 2 to share!) and 1 copy of the ebook the day they are released, and your name will be included in a “thank you” blog post at The Selectively Silent Child’s website. [Shipping included if you are in North America. Otherwise, add $5].

6 For a donation of $150 dollars or more, you’ll receive a special surprise, plus 3 copies of the book (1 for you and 2 to share!) and 1 copy of the ebook the day they are released, and your name will be included in a “thank you” blog post at The Selectively Silent Child’s website. [Shipping included if you are in North America. Otherwise, add $5].

7 For a donation over $250, we’ll work out a special reward just for you.

Here’s how to donate:

Visit The Selectively Silent Child at ChipIn.
On the right-hand side of the page, click the orange button that says “ChipIn!”
You’ll be directed to a PayPal page. Log in and enter the amount you want to donate.
That’s it! Be proud you supported the Selectively Silent Child and get excited about the book!

Thank you for your support.

Donate to The Selectively Silent Child’s ChipIn Page now!

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About etchedintin

| Rebecca | I love sparkles, books and making people feel good about themselves. | Writer @ etched in tin | Media Consultant and Co-facilitator for The Selectively Silent Child |
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