Resources for Families and Schools
SELECTIVE MUTISM AND SPEECH CONFIDENCE DIFFICULTIES IN PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN – 1 HOUR INFORMATION AND STRATEGY SESSION FOR STAFF AND PARENTS
If you are keen to get yourselves and school started with stratgies right away then the webinar below developed by Selective Mutism founder Danielle Cottam (MSPA, CPSP) can be shared with your educational setting. This info and strategy session is the first step in any treatment programme via sharing of evidence-based information on Selective Mutism and/or speech confidence difficulties. It will save us time in therapy by ensuring now that all key adults are on the same page and enabling use of appropriate treatment strategies to promote speech confidence right away. This webinar targets pre and early primary school settings but will be useful as a starting point for families and schools supporting children of any age. Watch the intro video here to see if it's suitable for your needs right now.
SELECTIVE MUTISM AND SPEECH CONFIDENCE DIFFICULTIES - FREE HIGH SCHOOL MINI INFO SESSION
Danielle has also developed this FREE 15 minute video as part of October's Selective Mutism awareness month 2020. It was developed to support families and teaching staff to have a quick video to share with others that talks through the communication and education related difficulties experienced by individuals with Selective Mutism and to give quick and easy tips to follow for those new to the condition. Targeted more specifically for high school students Danielle hopes this helps to spread awareness about Selective Mutism and in particular support transition meetings for students heading into a new class or school.
Resources for Treating Professionals
AN INTRODUCTION TO SELECTIVE MUTISM IN THE EARLY YEARS: ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT
Selective Mutism WA also provide training for treating professionals across Western Australia and worldwide. For example https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-introduction-to-selective-mutism-in-the-early-years-tickets-207374712347
Like the SMWA facebook page @selectivemutismwa or request to sign up for our newletter on the contact us page to be kept up to date with future trainings. If you are an organisation or education setting and would like to arange bespoke training for your staff please get in touch via the contact us page to discuss.