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What is Selective Mutism?: A guide to helping parents, educators, and treatment professionals understand selective mutism as a social communication anxiety disorder
Presented By: Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum
This webinar describes Selective Mutism (SM) as a social communication anxiety disorder, its diagnostic criteria and its relation to Social Anxiety, etiology, and presenting symptoms. Also presented are sensory challenges that commonly co-occur with Selective Mutism. This webinar explains the importance of diagnosing SM early as well as why the disorder is often misdiagnosed or mismanaged. Finally, Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® (S-CAT®) is introduced and the goals of treatment are described.