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Selective Mutism: Identification and Treatment

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Overview / Abstract:

Selective Mutism: Identification and Treatment is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CE) course that discusses the identification and treatment of children who are "selectively mute."

It is expected that young children, upon beginning school, will be able to use expressive language to communicate with their teacher and their peers. Negative educational and social outcomes can occur when children lack this essential skill.

Children who persistently withhold speech or who fail to speak in social situations in which it is expected (usually at school), despite speaking normally in other situations (usually at home), have been identified as being “selectively mute.” Selective Mutism is diagnosed when the refusal/failure to speak interferes with educational or social achievement.

This course will discuss the criteria, causes, comorbidities, and treatments for this rare disorder, detailing behavioral, psychosocial, and cognitive behavioral interventions. Essential points will be illustrated by the inclusion of a real-life case study.

Course #21-22 | 2018 | 39 pages | 15 posttest questions

Expiration

Dec 31, 2037

Discipline(s)

Counselor CE, Occupational Therapy CE, Psychology CE, Social Work CE

Cost

29

Credits / Hours

2

Accreditation

APA, NBCC, ASWB, AOTA

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Janet Harrison, PhD, CCC-SLP; Leo Christie, PhD, LMFT

Keywords / Search Terms

Professional Development Resources Selective Mutism: Identification and Treatment, Selective Mutism, Mutism, mute, selectively mute, CE, CEU, continuing education, online course

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