Selective Mutism * – New!

Presented by Jane Krider, M.S., CCC-SLP (3 hrs)

Is your student just shy or is there something more going on? As speech-language pathologists, we play a crucial role in the assessment and treatment of students with Selective Mutism (SM), a disorder facing 1 in every 100 elementary school children. To effectively do this, we must first understand the nature of SM; its potential causes, common characteristics, and associated disorders. This presentation will summarize the most recent research on SM as it relates to general understanding of the disorder, assessment, and treatment. You will learn what your role is in the assessment and treatment processes. Specific techniques and strategies will be discussed so that you can hit the ground running when you meet your next student with SM.