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A Team Approach to Selective Mutism Treatment
This workshop provides an overview of how to develop a collaborative relationship with the school for selective mutism treatment.
Research Update: What Do We Actually Know At This Point?
Raquel Cumba, PhD, discusses how research has influenced the way we think about selective mutism and what research suggests about SM treatment strategies, including the role of medication as part of an overall treatment plan.
Tips for Going Places With Sensory-Challenged Kids
How careful planning can make outings and activities more fun, and avoid meltdowns
Language, Communication, & Bilingual Issues in SM
Although selective mutism (SM) is an anxiety disorder, not a disorder of speech or language, associated communication disorders (articulation or phonology, expressive or receptive language) may occur. As such, a speech-language pathologist can be an important advocate and member of the treatment team.
My son, who struggles with anxiety and ADHD, has poor self-esteem and trouble fitting in socially. I've seen kids being very mean to him.
You want to start by finding out if he is being bullied or just misreading cues. If the former, you should intervene. If the latter, he needs help with social skills.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
The Art and Science of Mindfulness
How and why it helps us feel better and be mentally healthier
10 Ways to Teach Your Child the Skills to Prevent Sexual Abuse
Clear language and rules about private parts of the body and a no-secrets policy can help protect young kids without scaring them.
Siblings Under Stress
When one child is in crisis, other kids in the family need monitoring and support, too.
When Should You Get Your Kid a Phone?
How to decide if your kid is ready to handle a phone well, and rules to consider before the phone is purchased.
Autism Behaviors: Do They Reflect Medical Issues?
Some persistent problem behaviors turn out to be treatable illnesses.- Caroline Miller