Selective Mutism 101
Understanding Selective Mutism
in the Educational Setting
Friday, March 13th • 8:30am - 3:00pm
Hosted by Westbrook Public Schools
Westbrook Middle School: 471 Stroudwater St, Westbrook, ME
This interactive 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 referral and identification process. 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
*List at least three strategies for constructive interactions and
*Explain the importance of building awareness and understanding
about SM in the classroom
*Describe SM in their own words
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY
8:00 – 8:30 – Guest check-in
8:30 - 11:00 – A clinical overview of SM
11:00 – 12:00 – Lunch on your own
12:30-12:45 Q & A from the morning session
12:45 - 1:00 – What is it like to have SM?
1:00 – 1:30 – An overview of the referral and identification process
1:30 – 2:00 – Strategies for facilitating communication and participation
2:00 – 2:30 – Ways to promote understanding and inclusivity in the classroom
2:30-3:00 – Safety Plans
$169.00 / person
Early Bird rate $139/person if paid by 1/1/2020
Payments may be made via cash, check, or pay pal.
To register, email Annie DiVello: Annie@AnnieDiVello.com
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.
This course is offered for 5 contact hours, which you can count towards ASHA certification maintenance. For more information, please visit https://www.asha.org/certification/maintFAQs/
Contact Annie DiVello
"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 —