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Understanding and Treating Selective Mutism in the Educational Setting

  • 08 Mar 2024
  • 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM
  • Zoom

Understanding and Treating Selective Mutism in the Educational Setting
Presented by Annie DiVello Consulting, LLC


This interactive course is intended to help school teams effectively support students with selective mutism. Eligibility and creating your plan of support will be demystified. Direct instruction will be given for bringing your student’s Brave voice to school step by step. The important role of the classroom teacher will be emphasized. Disability awareness as it relates to SM will also be explored.

Learner Objectives:

  • Describe this most mysterious disability in your own words
  • Differentiate between shyness and SM
  • Illuminate the inner experience of a student with SM
  • Clarify why students with SM qualify for supports
  • State one reason why a team approach is necessary
  • Define the role of the “keyworker”
  • Define the role of the teacher
  • State why the teacher(s) and paraprofessionals are VIPs within the support process
  • List the two most salient features of “moving towards yes”
  • Explain the importance of building awareness and understanding about SM in the classroom

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