|Date:||To be confirmed|
|Venue:||UCL Chandler House, Bloomsbury, London|
This introductory module covers a full understanding of the nature, causes and diagnosis of selective mutism (SM), assessment and how to use informal management strategies. The emphasis is on an inclusive 24/7 approach to promote well-being and participation. When applied consistently within family and educational settings, these techniques will enable some children to fully overcome their difficulty talking, while laying a firm foundation for more formal small-steps intervention programmes if indicated.
All professionals and support workers from educational, health and mental health backgrounds. Parents welcome too!
N.B. Participants will be required to bring with them a copy of the second edition of The Selective Mutism Resource Manual (Johnson and Wintgens, 2016, Speechmark Publications) or purchase one on the day by prior arrangement.
At the end of the course participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
|9.30||REGISTRATION AND COFFEE|
|9.45|| Introductions |
Identification – the nature, definition and causes of SM
Assessment and diagnosis
Preparing for intervention and talking openly to the
|1.45|| The Model of Confident Talking as a basis for intervention|
Informal management techniques to create an anxiety-free
|3.15|| Informal management techniques to facilitate talking |
Workshop on planning intervention
Maggie Johnson, Principal Speech and Language Therapist, Kent Community Health NHS Trust.