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An Introduction to Selective Mutism in the Early Years: Assessment and Treatment (NON-AUSTRALIAN SLTS ONLY)

2022-11-07 @ 17:00 - 20:30

Content and Format
Selective Mutism is a disorder that usually occurs during childhood. It is characterised by a child having difficulty speaking (or being silent) in at least one social setting, despite being able to speak normally in other situations. Often it will be shown by children who can speak confidently at home but are silent at school. This presentation will include information on: What is SM?; The difference between SM and shyness; Everyday strategies for use with children aged 3-7 and suitable resources. It will give you the background knowledge and intervention strategies to achieve positive outcomes with young children with Selective Mutism. The course is presented in a practical step-by-step format and includes real life scenarios, recommended readings and resources .

Online Learning
This 3.5 hour webinar (via Zoom) is suitable for Speech Language Therapists, Education Staff and others working with children with Selective Mutism. Single registration cost is for each individual, not per site. Zoom will be used to deliver the training with “meeting room” details emailed to participants prior to the event. You will need to download Zoom software to your computer. A webcam and inbuilt microphone on your computer is also preferable so you can fully participate.

Intended Participants
This online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event is intended for Speech-Language Therapists, Education Staff and others working with children with Selective Mutism.

Learning Objectives
• To develop knowledge of Selective Mutism and speech confidence difficulties.
• To be able to differentiate between Selective Mutism, shyness and other communication difficulties.
• To have knowledge of suitable intervention options in the early years (ages 3-7).
• To have knowledge of strategies and resources that can be used to support young children with speech anxiety.

ONLINE Cottam Workshop Final


17:00 - 20:30
Event Category:


Skill Builders Speech Language Therapy
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