Selective Mutism 101

Live Webinar

Understanding Selective Mutism

in the Educational Setting

Two-Part Training: Friday, September 25th 8:30am - 12:00pm & Saturday, September 26th 8:30am - 11:30am

Cost: $169 Per Person, Early Bird: $139.00

Course Description:


This interactive virtual course is intended to help a variety of professionals in the school setting to better understand and support children with selective mutism. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the clinical features of SM, the Dos and Don’ts for relating to a child who has SM, and grow in their awareness of the basic steps for intervention.  Ways to foster inclusivity and participation will be reviewed. Safety plans will also be discussed.



Who Should Attend?


SLPs, SLAs, classroom teachers, special educators, paras, case managers, school administrators, school counselors, school psychologists, other school personnel. 


As a result of attending, participants will be able to:


       *Name three or more common traits for SM



       *Differentiate between shyness and SM


       *Describe in your own words this mysterious disorder

       *List at least three strategies for constructive interactions and       




       *Explain the importance of building awareness and understanding

         about SM in the classroom


       *Define the critical need for a safety plan



Part I - Monday August 10th 8:30-12:00

8:30-9:30  – Selective Mutism Basics

9:30-10:00 - Shyness versus SM


9:30 - 9:45 - Oppositional Defiant VS. SM

9:45 - 10:00 - Autism VS. SM

10:00-10:15  - Break

10:15 - 10:45 – Understanding the inner experience of a child with SM

10:45 - 11:00 - Differences between home and school

11:30-12:00 - Relating to a child with SM


Part II - Monday August 10th 8:30-12:00

8:30 – 9:00  –  Promoting Participation in the classroom


9:00 - 9:30 - Facilitating effective communication 

9:30- 9:45 - Strategies for Testing Students with SM


9:45 - 10:00 - Break

10:00 - 10:30 - Building an Inclusive Classroom

10:30 - 11:00 –  Safety Plans

11:00 - 11:30  - Open forum for questions, completion of course evaluations


$169.00 / person

Payments may be made via cash, check, or pay pal.


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Payment in must be received prior to attendance

Registered but cannot attend? Registration is non-refundable. However, substitutions for a future workshop are accepted.


Annie DiVello Consulting, LLC reserves the right to cancel or postpone all workshops due to weather and/or low registration.      

Continuing Education:

This course is offered for 6 contact hours which you can count towards ASHA certification maintenance. For more information, please visit 

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What people are saying about this workshop...

"This was a fabulous, worthwhile presentation.  Annie was engaging and responsive to her audience.  The information was shared in a succinct and meaningful way and was easily understood by participants.  Annie's personal experience enhanced the information that was being divulged and made it “real”.  I truly learned so much and I really didn't know I knew so little about this condition.  I would highly recommend this presentation to all of my colleagues. It's such important information and imperative in helping students with this disability." (July 2019) 


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