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TREATMENT
FOR
SELECTIVE
MUTISM IN
SCHOOLS AND
PRESCHOOLS

This webinar about treatment for Selective Mutism is for primary and preschool teachers, school psychologists, and learning support teams who have a child at their school with Selective Mutism, or parents of children with Selective Mutism or extreme shyness. 

Selective Mutism is a condition that severely restricts a child’s capacity for communicating verbally outside the home and typically occurs at the rate of 1 in every 200 children in primary school and much more frequently in preschool-aged children. It is a treatable anxiety disorder but generally requires 1 to 2 years of treatment in order to resolve. An intensive treatment program at preschool/school is an essential part of treatment for most children with Selective Mutism. At the Selective Mutism Clinic, we work closely with the classroom teacher and support staff to help them deliver this program. The classroom teacher is generally the key person required to implement the strategies at school.

what's
covered...

  1. What is Selective Mutism
  2. Understanding a graded approach to treating anxiety
  3. A graded approach to working on communication – the Selective Mutism Clinic’s ‘5 Stages of communication’
  4. Factors that make it harder or easier for children with Selective Mutism to communicate
  5. General do’s and don’ts of managing Selective Mutism
  6. Education for all staff at a school about Selective Mutism
  7. Specific treatment strategies to use at preschool/school and in the classroom including:
  • Starting out strategies, including educating all staff about Selective Mutism
  • Building and expanding talking with the classroom teacher, including the ‘Sliding In’ strategy
  • Generalising talking to friends, and eventually each child in the class
  • Building children’s communication in small groups in the classroom
  • Helping children communicate in whole-class situations and in front of the class
  • Generalising talking to other teachers and staff
  • Expanding talking so that it becomes more spontaneous
    8. Strategies to help a child transition to a new school year and new teacher

best suited for...

  • Primary and Preschool Teachers
  • Early Childhood Workers
  • School Psychologists
  • Learning support teams
  • Health professionals conducting therapy in schools

Choose your viewing option

1

ATTEND A
LIVE WEBINAR

Webinar date: 20/03/25. Price is $160 (earlybird price before 07/02/25 is $130). Each additional person costs $50.

2

4-WEEK
ACCESS

The access cost is $150 which provides 4 weeks’ access within 1 business day to the webinar online.

3

USB
PACKAGE

The price for the USB package (comes in a case) is $199. Free postage Australia-wide or $20 flat rate to the rest of the world.

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