Please join me for an intensive, information-rich workshop on the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of Selective Mutism! Leave with effective treatment plans and interventions for immediate use in the school and clinical settings!
Selective Mutism is a childhood anxiety disorder characterized by a child’s ‘inability’ to speak in various social settings. These children are able to speak at home and in settings where they are comfortable, secure, and relaxed. However, this anxiety significantly impacts the ability of the child to participate in both social and academic activities in the school environment.
Early identification and intervention is key in the treatment of Selective Mutism and Social Phobia. This workshop is based on scientifically-supported techniques of behavior modification led by Dr. Aimee Kotrba, Licensed Pediatric Psychologist, internationally-recognized speaker, and expert in the field of Selective Mutism.
Who Should Attend?
Psychologists/Mental Health Professionals
Special Education Directors
Special Education Teachers
Day care/preschool teachers
Participants Will Learn:
How to identify and evaluate for Selective Mutism in the clinic and school setting
What schools/parents can do to help
Research-based behavioral interventions - participants will leave with a specific intervention plan!
Actions for day-to-day management of anxiety
Practical techniques for reducing anxiety
How to develop special education plans for children with Selective Mutism
Appropriate social and academic expectations