Pupils Who Can Speak But Don't: Working with Selective Mutism

Provider: Lighthouse Ltd
£225.00 + VAT

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Description Persistent failure to communicate affects pupils’ educational, social and emotional development and creates high anxiety for both families and professionals. When children converse freely at home - but not in other situations such as school - the term ‘selective mutism’ can be used to describe their behaviour. Selective Mutism is a much misunderstood condition and that which often presents itself as stubbornness, attention seeking and manipulation is in fact avoidance behaviour arising from severe anxiety. This session aims to provide an overview of patterns of communication withdrawal and assessment – and furnish you with practical techniques that can be used at home as well as at school.
Duration 1 day

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Categories Secondary, KS3, KS4, SEND, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

The aims of the course are to: • Understand the nature of selective mutism and the factors which contribute to and maintain the condition • Be aware of preventative strategies for your youngest pupils • Know how to create an environment which facilitates communication rather than silence • Be familiar with the principles, time and resources involved in implementing a small steps programme to elicit speech • Have access to support networks

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