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All about: Selective Mutism (SM)


(3 credits/45 hours)

Instructor: Randi Miller

Selective Mutism is an anxiety disorder which significantly affects social/pragmatic language skills, social interactions, relationships as well as school performance. This course will focus on the development of SM and co-existing conditions (such as social anxiety). It will provide a review of evidence based practices for those working with students in a school setting students with SM (or those who may display) characteristics of Selective Mutism.

Course objectives;

After completing the coursework, participants will:

Have knowledge of the diagnostic criteria and characteristics of SM and related disorders

Have a foundation of information to support a student with SM in and out of the classroom.

Be able to work with peers to support their classmate with SM

Create/share resources for parents and colleagues

This course is relevant to all who work in schools with children ages 5-21 in both regular and special education settings. This course has been designed for all school administrators, regular and special education teachers (grades K-12 and ages 5 to 21), special area teachers (gym, art, music, technology) school psychologists, school counselors, guidance counselors, social workers, speech and language therapists or speech pathologists and occupational or physical therapists.


(3 credits/45 hours) In-serivce credits only


Randi B. Miller