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View Anytime Selective Mutism Advanced Training

View Anytime Selective Mutism
Advanced Training

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 if a practitioner or mentor who is working with their child also works through the course.

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

This View Anytime version of the course has been established to enable delegates to access pre-recorded modules at a time to suit. This option offers a solution when all available ‘virtual live’ courses are fully booked or your timezone would better suit this self-scheduled option. To view our ‘virtual live’ options for this course please check our masterclass listings page.

The recordings featured in our View Anytime Selective Mutism Advanced Training are part-edited, however, all Maggie’s teaching and her answers to questions remain.

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 (Routledge), Worry Wheels Anxiety Set (Sense Toys) and Functional Language in the Classroom (Manchester Metropolitan University).

Course Content

There are 4 available modules. They must be accessed in order, however if you have no need to learn about secondary aged students in relation to selective mutism, you are free to skip module 3.

It’s also fine to just access Module 1, or Modules 1 and 2. Modules 1 and 2 are the Core Course with the later modules adding more specific expansion with regard to older children and young people, and co-existing conditions.

Module 1
  • Profiling, diagnosis and assessment
  • Creating stress-free environments
  • Management approaches; the 24/7 approach
Module 2
  • Small-steps approaches and programmes for children aged 5 and above
  • Guidance for troubleshooting and dealing with regression
Module 3 Additional considerations for adolescents and secondary school settings
  • Indicators for a good outcome
  • Issues of motivation, engagement and consent
  • Practical and emotional support
Module 4 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

How View Anytime Study Works

  1. Log in from your PC, Mac or tablet device and locate:
    • Instructions to access extra online downloadable resources from your Resource Manual.
    • The handouts for the module/s you have booked.
    • The presentation video for your first booked module.
    • The reference videos which show techniques being used with children and young people.
  2. Follow the instructions in the portal to print or download the handouts for the module. These are yours to keep.
  3. Take your time to work through the presentations. As she presents, Maggie will refer to the various handouts provided for you. You will also benefit from hearing questions from previous course delegates, and the answers Maggie gives.
  4. Once you have accessed all the modules you wish to study let us know and we will send you a link to the end of module ‘Check your Learning’ quizzes (there is no pass/fail) so you can check you’ve got the key points from the course. On receipt of your quiz submission your certificate will be emailed to you – normally within 5 working days.
  5. If you would like to book onto additional modules let us know and we will arrange this with you.

Who is this course for?

This course is highly relevant for parents and carers, speech and language therapists, classroom teachers and assistants, AENCos, educational and clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals.

Course Materials

There are 5 categories of resources for this workshop:

  1. The companion course manual. The Selective Mutism Resource Manual. If you don’t already have it, ensure you order it to accompany your View Anytime study.
  2. The downloadable online resource library that is Part 5 of the Selective Mutism Resource Manual.
  3. Course Presentation Videos for each module. Watch Maggie Johnson present her selective mutism modules. These were recorded during virtual live sessions and have been part edited. We have preserved the audio of delegate questions and Maggie’s responses, as they contribute additional information of value.
  4. Course Handouts for each module. These handouts include Maggie’s PowerPoint presentations, so you can make notes as the module content is being delivered. During the presentation Maggie draws attention to the various handouts and explains how you may find them useful.
  5. Reference Videos. The reference videos show techniques being used with children and young people.

Enrolment steps and duration of online access

On receipt of your payment and your confirmation that you have received any Resource Manuals you have ordered and are ready to start, we will email you your log-in credentials for the View Anytime Selective Mutism Package you have booked. You have 2 months in which to view the video presentations from the date your log-in is supplied.

Course Fees

We offer organisational (group) discounts when 10 or more places are required. Please email us to request a quotation for your group.

Module pricesBundles

 

Payment by procurement systems

Payment by card

Student / returner rates
(Payment by card only)

Module 1
Approx 6 hours viewing time

£108 per person

£96 per person

£60 per person

Module 2
Approx 3 hours viewing time

£54 per person

£48 per person

£30 per person

Module 3
Approx 3 hours viewing time

£54 per person

£48 per person

£30 per person

Module 4
Approx 6 hours viewing time

£108 per person

£96 per person

£60 per person

 

Payment by procurement systems

Payment by card

Student / returner rates
(Payment by card only)

Modules 1 & 2

£144 per person

£126 per person

£72 per person

Modules 1, 2 & 3

£192 per person

£168 per person

£96 per person

Modules 1, 2 & 4

£240 per person

£210 per person

£120 per person

Modules 1 – 4
(Full course)

£288 per person

£252 per person

£144 per person

Participants must also have access to a copy of the manual for this course which is the Routledge publication The Selective Mutism Resource Manual, Second Edition (2016).

Note: if you are booking for an organisation and need to make a bulk purchase, please let us know. We may be able to arrange supply at discounted price.