Selective Mutism – Masterclass Level Training (2 or 3 days)

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Selective Mutism – Masterclass Level Training (2 or 3 days)

What is this course?

This course is designed to offer professionals in-depth training which will support them in their work with children and young people with selective mutism, and parents and carers the opportunity to work side by side with professionals as equal partners in a joint collaboration. Participants on this course will study the nature and causes of Selective Mutism, differential diagnosis, theoretical frameworks and evidence-based intervention strategies.

Start date Wednesday 23 September 2020

Further date/s Thursday 24th September & Friday 25th September 2020

Time 9:30am - 4:15pm

Location The Studio, 7 Cannon St, Birmingham B2 5EP

Fee Day 1 & 2: £375
Days 1, 2 & 3: £499
Day 3 only: £195

Book 2 or more places and a 15% discount is automatically applied.

Course presenter: Maggie Johnson FRCSLT

Speech and language therapy specialist and advisor; Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language therapists

Maggie Johnson is widely recognised as a UK expert in Selective Mutism and has contributed to the Primary National Strategy for children with special educational needs (DfES 2005) and Communicating Phonics (The Communication Trust 2012).

Her publications include Helping Children Hang On To Your Every Word and Active Listening for Active Learning (QEd Publications), The Selective Mutism Resource Manual (Speechmark Publishing Ltd), Worry Wheels Anxiety Set (Sense Toys) and Functional Language in the Classroom (Manchester Metropolitan University).

Why attend this course?

  • You recognise the imperative to fully understand, and appropriately manage selective mutism
  • You want to hear about strategies that work and to have resources to use straight away
  • You want to be able to share what you have learned with others after you leave the course, and have resources and handouts to support this
  • You want to  be reassured that the approaches you take are based on research evidence

Who is this course for?

This course is highly relevant for parents and carers, speech and language therapists, classroom teachers, Educational Psychologists and Specialist Language Teachers.

Course topics

Days one and two

  • Profiling, diagnosis and assessment
  • Management approaches; the 24/7 approach
  • Creating stress-free environments
  • Small-steps approaches and programmes for school-aged children
  • Additional considerations for adolescents and secondary school settings
  • Issues of motivation, engagement and consent
  • Guidance for troubleshooting and dealing with regression

Day three

  • Introduction to co-existing conditions
  • Extended assessment: general principles
  • Assessment and management of speech and language difficulties (including learning English as an additional language)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: the question of dual diagnosis
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: assessment, diagnosis and management
  • Mental Health Issues: implications and the possible involvement of CAMHS.
  • Identification and management of other anxieties and phobias
  • Behaviour issues and Medication
  • Involving other professionals and agencies
  • Case studies and case discussion


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