Ohio APT Conferences

 2017 ‘Free to Members’ Fall Training

Friday, November 10, 2017

Xenos Christian Fellowship Columbus, Ohio

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Check out Ohio APT Member, Melissa Martin’s new book! She will be at the APT International Conference in Minneapolis this October signing books. Make sure to get yours!

A Book About Learning When to Talk and When to Listen

Tessie puts a positive spin on children who talk too much while she learns to listen as much as she speaks

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.—From school success to stronger leadership—even better manners— developing listening skills is essential to a child’s growth. Through bright and talkative Tessie, author Melissa Martin delivers practical ways for children to open their ears and wrangle their mouths in Tessie Tames Her Tongue, wonderfully illustrated by Charles Lehman.

While children will have fun with Tessie’s playful language and zany ideas, parents and educators will appreciate the message that being a better listener goes beyond just closing one’s mouth. With the help of her teacher and school counselor, Tessie realizes her potential as an intelligent and caring student who entertains her classmates with funny stories.

Martin’s goal was to make sure talkative children had a picture book that highlights their strengths and teaches the communication skills of listening and talking. Tessie Tames Her Tongue provides an accessible story with practical solutions, making it perfect for bookshelves in counselor’s offices, in school libraries, in the classroom, or right at home.

To request a review copy or set up an interview with the author, please contact Free Spirit’s publicist, Amanda Shofner, shofner@freespirit.com.

About the author:
Melissa Martin, Ph.D., is a clinical child therapist with experience as a play therapist, adjunct professor, workshop leader and trainer, and behavioral health consultant. Her specializations include mental health trauma treatment, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), and expressive therapies. A self-syndicated newspaper columnist, she writes about children’s mental health issues and parenting. Melissa lives in Ohio.

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