Selective Mutism Awareness
Selective mutism is a debilitating disorder that can have a very serious impact on children and is also commonly misdiagnosed and overlooked. Selective mutism awareness is vital for parents, teachers and individuals with this disorder so that they can overcome its potentially devastating effects and minimise the symptoms.
We will begin by defining the characteristics, signs and symptoms of the disorder, to make it easier to spot the warning signs. We will also take a look at the causes of the disorder and the multiple triggers that can worsen the symptoms and how to avoid them.
When discussing treatment, you will learn about the goals of treatment, how to choose the right treatment provider and the various types of treatment that are available for individuals with selective mutism.
We will also offer specific tips for parents and teachers, whereby we will discuss concepts such as diagnoses, understanding the disorder, how teachers and schools can help and how families can be more supportive.
Finally, we will provide some practical tips for parents and teachers, to encourage regular communication in children with selective mutism.
You will Learn:
- The characteristics, signs and symptoms of selective mutism
- The causes and triggers of selective mutism
- Treatment of selective mutism —- how to choose the right provider, establishing treatment goals and the various treatment options available
- Specific tips for parents and teachers, to help individuals with selective mutism, both at home and at school
Benefits of Taking this Course:
- Improve the chances of effective treatment of selective mutism, by identifying the condition early on
- Improve your child or student’s peace of mind, wellbeing and performance
- Avoid clashes with teachers and schools, by communicating effectively and working together
- Give your child the best possible chance of overcoming the disorder, by choosing the most effective treatments and treatment providers
- The definition of selective mutism
- The characteristics of an individual with selective mutism
- The symptoms of selective mutism
- The signs that teachers, parents and other parties should look out for
- The causes and influences of selective mutism
- The various factors that trigger selective mutism
- The goals of treatment
- Choosing the right treatment provider
- The various types of treatment available, including therapy and medication-based options
- How selective mutism is diagnosed
- How to understand the condition
- How teachers and the school can assist
- How to be supportive and accepting as parents / How to encourage communication
Who can take the Selective Mutism Awareness Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 4 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 4 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 4 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Selective Mutism Awareness Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 3 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.