Selective Mutism Masterclass - Online for parents and professionals - September 2021

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Selective Mutism Masterclass - Online for parents and professionals  - September 2021

Course dates

  • Wed, 8 Sep '21   9:30am – 12:45pm BST
  • Thu, 9 Sep '21   9:30am – 12:45pm BST
  • Fri, 10 Sep '21   9:30am – 12:45pm BST
  • Wed, 15 Sep '21   9:30am – 1pm BST
  • Thu, 16 Sep '21   9:30am – 12:45pm BST
  • Fri, 17 Sep '21   9:30am – 12:45pm BST

Our Advanced, Masterclass level training presented by leading UK expert, Maggie Johnson is designed to offer professionals in-depth training which will support them in their work with children and young people who have selective mutism.

Parents are also welcome and will find the course particularly valuable when accompanied by a practitioner or mentor who is working with their child.

Participants on this course will study the nature and causes of selective mutism, differential diagnosis, theoretical frameworks and evidence-based intervention strategies.

This online course is broken into modules. The full course is studied over 6 mornings between the start date of Wednesday 8th September 2021 and the final session on Friday 17th September 2021. When booking you can select your own preferred study package to meet your requirements:

  • Module 1 = An essential introduction for families and professionals supporting individuals with selective mutism..
  • Module 1-2 = the Core Course, this option is the recommended minimum for applicants seeking a thorough coverage of essential topics
  • Module 1-3 = the Extended Core is a specialist progression on from earlier modules
  • Module 3 = For applicants working with older children who have previously attended the core training
  • Modules 1,2,4 = Bespoke selection skipping module 3
  • Module 4 only = For those who have previously attended earlier modules
  • Modules 1-4 = the Full Course and our most popular booking option

The participant manual for this course is the Speechmark publication ‘The Selective Mutism Resource Manual’ second edition (2016) which participants are responsible for purchasing prior to the course. We are able to supply a discount code on application if the link below no longer provides a 20% discount.

Course topics for Module 1 (Week One) 8th and 9th September 2021, 09.30-12.45

• Profiling, diagnosis and assessment
• Creating stress-free environments
• Management approaches; the 24/7 approach

Course topics for Module 2 (Week One) 10th September 2021, 9.30-12.45

• Small-steps approaches and programmes for children aged 5 and above
• Guidance for troubleshooting and dealing with regression

Course topics for Module 3 (Week Two) 15th September 2021, 9.30-1.00

• Additional considerations for adolescents and secondary school settings
• Indicators for a good outcome
• Issues of motivation, engagement and consent
• Practical and emotional support

Course topics for Module 4 (Week Two) 16th and 17th September, 9.30-12.45

• Introduction to co-existing conditions and general principles for extended assessment
• Assessment and management of speech and language difficulties (including learning English as an additional language)
• Autism Spectrum Disorders: the question of dual diagnosis, assessment, diagnosis and management
• Mental Health Issues: implications and the possible involvement of CAMHS.
• Identification and management of other anxieties and phobias
• Behaviour issues and Medication
• Involving other professionals and agencies
• Case studies and case discussion

Please see our downloadable document with expanded detail on module content to help you make the appropriate booking choice for your requirements.

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Module 3 Only: Online Payment
Course ticket - for all 6 dates.
Attend 1 morning - Wed 15th September 2021 Card Payments Only
Module 3 Only: Offline Payment
Course ticket - for all 6 dates.
Attend 1 morning - Wed 15th September 2021 Purchase Order of Invoice required for your organisation
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