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Date & Time
Thu 23 Mar
05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Perth Metro
Selective Mutism Clinic
St Leonards, WA, 2065
Dr Elizabeth Woodcock
[email protected]
02 9438 2511

WEBINAR – Treatment for Selective Mutism in Schools and Preschools

Selective mutism is a severe but treatable anxiety disorder. It generally takes one to two years of treatment to resolve, and requires an intensive school or preschool program.

This evening webinar about treatment for Selective Mutism is for primary and preschool teachers, school psychologists and learning support teams, who have a child at their school with Selective Mutism, or parents of children with Selective Mutism or extreme shyness.

Selective Mutism is a condition that severely restricts a child’s capacity for communicating verbally outside the home and typically occurs at the rate of 1 in every 200 children in primary school and much more frequently in preschool-aged children. It is a treatable anxiety disorder, but generally requires 1 to 2 years of treatment in order to resolve. An intensive treatment program at preschool/school is an essential part of treatment for most children with Selective Mutism. At the selective mutism clinic we work closely with the classroom teacher and support staff to help them deliver this program. The classroom teacher is generally the key person required to implement the strategies at school. Learn about why some children are unable to talk in school or are very reluctant to talk, and specific strategies to gradually enable them to become confident communicators at school with their classroom teacher, other teachers and peers.

The webinar price is $160. Earlybird price for payments received before 13/03/23 cost $130. Each additional person in the same booking (must be within the one payment) costs $50 per person.

If you can't make the live webinar, our website has options to purchase a:

a) Previous recording on USB: https://selectivemutism.com.au/product/webinar-usb-preschoolers-transitioning/

b) 4-week online access to a recording: https://selectivemutism.com.au/webinar-recording-preschoolers-with-selective-mutism-transitioning-to-school/

c) DVD package: https://selectivemutism.com.au/product/transitioning-dvd/

This is a public event open to the whole community.

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