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Selective Mutism Masterclass - for parents and professionals - Online - FULLY BOOKED, FURTHER DATES COMING SOON

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Selective Mutism Masterclass - for parents and professionals - Online - FULLY BOOKED, FURTHER DATES COMING SOON

What is this course?

Our Advanced, Masterclass level training presented by leading UK expert, Maggie Johnson is designed to offer professionals in-depth training which will support them in their work with children and young people who have selective mutism. Parents are also welcome and will find the course particularly valuable when accompanied by a practitioner or mentor who is working with their child.

Participants on this course will study the nature and causes of selective mutism, differential diagnosis, theoretical frameworks and evidence-based intervention strategies.

This online course is broken into modules.  The full course is studied over 6 mornings between the start date of Wednesday 16th September 2020 and the final session on Friday 25th September 2020.   When booking you can select your own preferred study package to meet your requirements:

  • Module 1 = Ideal for those seeking an introduction and those working with preschool children.
  • Module 1-2 = The Core Course, this option is the recommended minimum for applicants seeking a thorough coverage of essential topics
  • Module 1-3 = The Extended Core is a progression on from earlier modules for applicants working with older children
  • Modules 1,2,4 = Bespoke selection skipping module 3
  • Module 4 only = A specialist progression for those who have previously attended earlier modules
  • Modules 1-4 = The full course and our most popular booking option

The participant manual for this course is the Speechmark publication ‘The Selective Mutism Resource Manual’ second edition (2016) which participants are responsible for purchasing prior to the course. We are able to supply a discount code on application if the link below no longer provides a 20% discount.

Purchase the Selective Mutism Resource Manual here

Start date Wednesday 16 September 2020

Further date/s Thursday 17th, Friday 18th, Wednesday 23rd, Thursday 24th and Friday 25th September 2020

Time 9:30am - 12.45 pm

Location Online

Fee Online Payment/Offline Payment
Module 1 - £99/£120
Module 1-2 = £149/£170
Module 1-3 = £199/220
Modules 1,2,4 = £249/£270
Module 4 only = £99/£120
Module 1-4 = £299/320

Discounts available

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

We support students, parents and speech and language therapists who need to access training for their return to practice on a discretionary basis for this course. Please use our registration of interest scheme form (click through to the booking page) to contact us about your situation and the sessions you would like to attend, and we will be in touch to outline any ways in which we can help.

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

Course topics for Module 1 (Week One) 16th and 17th September 09.30-12.45
• Profiling, diagnosis and assessment
• Creating stress-free environments
• Management approaches; the 24/7 approach

Course topics for Module 2 (Week One) 18th September 9.30-12.45
• Small-steps approaches and programmes for school-aged children
• Guidance for troubleshooting and dealing with regression

Course topics for Module 3 (Week Two) 23rd September 9.30-12.45
• Additional considerations for adolescents and secondary school settings
• Indicators for a good outcome
• Issues of motivation, engagement and consent
• Practical and emotional support

Course topics for Module 4 (Week Two) 24th and 25th September 9.30-12.45
• Introduction to co-existing conditions and general principles for extended assessment
• Assessment and management of speech and language difficulties (including learning English as an additional language)
• Autism Spectrum Disorders: the question of dual diagnosis, 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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  • You can ask for a quotation so your organisation can raise a purchase order
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Please Note: The above booking link will take you to our secure booking system where you can view more details and payment options.