Thu 11 May
05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Suite 306, Level 3, 480 Pacific Hwy
St Leonards, NSW, 2065
Dr Elizabeth Woodcock
02 9438 2511
Webinar on Treatment for Selective Mutism in High Schools
Selective Mutism is a condition that severely restricts a child’s capacity for communicating verbally outside the home and occurs in only 1 in every 555 children between the ages of 7 and 15. It is a treatable anxiety disorder, but becomes more entrenched and difficult to treat as the child gets older. For children with in high school there are often many co-existing problems that occur alongside Selective Mutism such as depression, social problems, relationship issues, academic anxiety, and generalised anxiety. Selective Mutism in teenagers generally requires a few years of treatment in order to resolve. An intensive treatment program in high school is an essential part of treatment for teenagers with Selective Mutism. At the Selective Mutism Clinic, we work closely with an assigned ‘key worker’ and support staff at the child’s high school to train them to deliver this program.
This is a public event open to the whole community.
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