Selective Mutism Webinars, Handouts, & Guides

Below are a handful of helpful webinars, handouts and guides. Whether you’re a parent, educator, individual with SM, or a treatment professional, you’ll reap countless benefits from the materials below! Please visit our main Resources page for more tools.

Webinars

Selective Mutism – a comprehensive overview

This webinar offers a comprehensive definition of Selective Mutism – including diagnostic criteria, a glimpse into S-CAT®, and much more.

Selective Mutism through the Ages

From tots, to teens, to adults – how does clinical presentation change and how do we adapt our treatment accordingly?

Helping Teens & Adults Communicate

This webinar helps individuals struggling with Selective Mutism become confident social communicators.

S-CAT® Tools

The Missing Link Transitional Stage

Most need to transition into speech using effective strategies; hence Stage 2 on the Social Communication Bridge® is key!

The Social Communication Bridge®

Download and print the Social Communication Bridge, an effective tool in the treatment of Selective Mutism.

The Social Communication Anxiety Inventory©  (SCAI©)

Determine an individual’s baseline stage of social communication, specific strategies needed, and track progress throughout treatment.

Handouts/Guides

‘What is SM?’ Booklet

This booklet offers a comprehensive definition of Selective Mutism – including diagnostic criteria, a glimpse into S-CAT®, and much more.

About My Child

Prepare your friends and relatives with S-CAT® tips/strategies to help your child feel comfortable, confident and communicative!

The Spot

The SPOT focuses on the golden rule of S-CAT: ‘comfort precedes communication’ where progress and strategies are done away from the group.

Communication Progression by Age

Explore the common characteristics of children, depending on their age, as they begin receiving effective treatment

Testing Children’s Expressive Language

Children whose expressive language capabilities have not been properly tested should not be assumed to have normal language ability.

Handling Children/Teens with SM in the Real World

Help your child navigate public places by educating yourself and preparing your child ahead of time.

Cultivating Confident Social Communicators

This guide helps individuals struggling with Selective Mutism become confident social communicators.

The Ritual Sound Approach® (RSA®)

RSA® is a controlled and ritualistic way to help individuals who are ‘stuck’ in transition from nonverbal to verbal communication.

Medication in the Treatment of Selective Mutism

This handout focuses on the when, why, which and how to use medication in the treatment of Selective Mutism.

Helping the Child with Selective Mutism Acknowledge, Assess & Understand their Anxiety

Communication Comfort Feeling Scales/Charts are great ways to help a child acknowledge his or her communication anxiety.

Seasonal Guides and Worksheets

Holiday Preparation and Practicalities

Learn how to prepare your child for the upcoming holiday season by learning S-CAT® tips/strategies to implement where necessary

Webinar: Holiday Prep and Practicalities

Prepare yourself and your child for the holiday season by watching this webinar by Dr. E

Halloween Tricks-AND-Treats

Before trick-or-treating, understand where your child is on the Social Communication Bridge® and know the practical rules of S-CAT®

Halloween Sign

This printable sign will reduce anxiety and expectations during your child’s trick-or-treating experience