Assessment and Treatment of Selective Mutism: Beyond the Basics
Presented by Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum
8:45-9:45 : Setting the stage for Assessment & Treatment
—Definitions & characteristics of Selective Mutism (SM).
—Understand WHY kids develop SM to plan treatment
—Stages of social communication anxiety using the ‘Bridge’
9:45 -10:45: Assessment of Selective Mutism
— History of evaluation & why we need to change the way we
conduct an assessment
— Smart Center assessment model & our results
— How to conduct an assessment in different work settings
— Video/Case studies
11:00-12:30: Moving Communication Across the Bridge;
— How to identify child’s social communication function in
— Treatment strategies& school interventions for progression across the bridge (stage 0-1b)
— The treatment continuum: practical application
— Video/case studies to demonstrate treatment strategies
12:30-1:30 Lunch on own.
1:30-3:00 The Missing Link for Crossing the Bridge!
— Understanding the Transitional stage of communication;
Lowering anxiety is NOT enough!
— Treatment planning & school interventions using strategies to transition across the BRIDGE into speech (stage 2-3)
— Ritual Sound Approach (RSA); Speech Phobia/SM
— Putting it all together with practical application
— video/case studies
3:15-4:15 Parent/Child Panel OR Case Study and Question/Answer Session
— Participants have the opportunities to hear from children who suffered from SM PLUS, participants present cases for discussion