Tag Archives: Selective Mutism

SLP Corner: Tips for Summer Break for Children with Selective Mutism

Reprinted with the express permission of the author. By: Gail Kervatt M. Ed. Board of Directors, SMG~CAN, author of The Silence Within, A Teacher/Parent Guide to Helping Selectively Mute and Shy Children and Selective-Mutism.com Summer break conjures up thoughts of … Continue reading


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Pediatric Therapy Corner: Useful Tips for Parents When Helping the Selectively Mute Child

Reprinted with the express permission of Selective Mutism Group (SMG) as originally published on their website. By: Lynn Lunceford, Psy.D., Board of Directors, SMG~CAN This article is formatted as a table and is best viewed in PDF format. Click here to read the entire article … Continue reading


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Study Suggests Pre School Treatment for Selective Mutism Yields Better Results

  Editor’s Note: Thank You, Vera Joffe, PdD for this link! [Source:  NIH via Vera Joffe] Recently, the first prospective follow-up study conducted 1 year after the end of a cognitive behavioral treatment for children with SM was published (Oerbeck et … Continue reading


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SLP Corner: Individualized Education Plans or Section 504 Plans for children Diagnosed with a Childhood Anxiety Disorder and Selective Mutism

By: Joleen Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP Least Restrictive Environment Allow nonverbal communication (pointing, head nods, shakes, thumbs up or down, facial expressions etc.) Prior preparation or alternatives for presentations Video/Audio taping Verbal intermediary Small group work Testing accommodations…For example, taping reading fluency … Continue reading


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Selective Mutism in the Blogosphere – Essay by Amy Ettinger on Huffington Post Parents

[Source:  HuffingtonPost.com] by:  Amy Ettinger   September 2011 My daughter, who is two and a half, sits with the other preschoolers as they perform a version of “If you’re happy and you know it.” She doesn’t clap, or stomp her … Continue reading


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