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This advanced one-day course considers how to support children and young people with selective mutism (SM) alongside other conditions.
You'll consider conditions which frequently occur alongside SM and your role and remit when supporting these individuals.
You'll discuss how to adapt standard assessment and intervention techniques, as well as additional management techniques and medication.
- additional speech and language difficulties
- autism spectrum disorder
- behavioural issues
- separation anxiety
- social anxiety disorder
- other fears and phobias
This course is run by the UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences (PaLS).
Who this course is for
This course is suitable for professionals and support workers from educational, health and mental health backgrounds. Case workers and therapists working with adults are also welcome.
You'll need to bring with you 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.
Topics covered will include:
- assessment and management of speech and language difficulties (including learning English as an additional language)
- autism spectrum disorders: assessment, diagnosis and management
- behavioural issues commonly associated with selective mutism
- mental health issues: implications and possible involvement of child / adult mental health services
- identification and management of other anxieties and phobias
- advising and training other professionals and agencies
You'll receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.
Principal Speech and Language Therapist, Kent Community Health NHS Trust
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Course information last modified: 1 Nov 2021, 15:27