This is a 3 hour online recording of a webinar provided by Elizabeth Woodcock, Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Selective Mutism Clinic. The webinar featured in this recording provides strategies in the school setting for preschool – and primary-school aged children. Learn about why some children are unable or very reluctant to talk at school, and specific strategies to apply in the school setting as part of an intensive school program that will gradually enable the child to become a confident communicator at school with all teachers and peers.
Topics that are covered in the webinar:
- What is Selective Mutism
- Understanding Selective Mutism as an anxiety disorder
- Understanding how to apply a graded approach to treat anxiety
- Factors in the classroom or school setting that make it easier or harder for a child to communicate
- Specific strategies for the classroom teacher and others to apply to resolve selective mutism in preschool/school, including ‘Sliding In’, ways to generalise talking to other adults and peers at school, and ways to build communication in the classroom
- Common issues and questions
The webinar is recommended for:
- Preschool teachers, caregivers, and primary school teachers who have a child with Selective Mutism in their class or an extremely reluctant talker
- School Counsellors or Learning Support staff who provide support to children with Selective Mutism
- Family members of a child who has Selective Mutism in preschool or primary school
About the presenter
Dr Elizabeth Woodcock is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Selective Mutism Clinic and also MindBox Psychology in Sydney. She has a Masters of Clinical Psychology and PhD from the University of NSW with over 20 years’ experience in treating child and adult mental health issues across both private practice and the public sector in research and clinical settings.
Elizabeth has a special interest in treatment of Selective Mutism and has seen or supervised close to 1000 cases of Selective Mutism in clients ranging from late 2’s to adulthood. She is first author of the chapter ‘Treatment Programmes for Children with Selective Mutism’ in the book ‘Innovations and Advances in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ edited by D. Einstein (2007). Elizabeth runs a series of training webinars about Selective Mutism each year to suit a range of audiences, including teachers, parents, speech pathologists, and psychologists.
The price to get access to the online recording is $150. Once payment has been received, you will be sent a link for one organiser licence, allowing attendees to watch the recording with the organiser. The link remains active for a 4-week period. Please allow up to 24 business hours for details of the access to be emailed to you. If you would prefer to pay over the phone or have an invoice emailed to you, please call our reception on (02) 9438 2511 or email the clinic.