Unspoken Words: A Selective Mutism Podcast by Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum

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Selective Mutism is a social communication anxiety disorder that can be incredibly difficult to navigate and often misunderstood. Fortunately, your host, Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum DO, has over 30 years in understanding and treating Selective Mutism.

This podcast serves to educate those who are either struggling themselves or know someone who is struggling. Listen along for tips, strategies, and everything and anything selective mutism.



EP2 S-CAT®: A Whole Person Approach – On this episode of Unspoken Words, Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum (‘Dr. E’) goes into detail about the philosophy and strategies that make up S-CAT®, her evidence-based Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® approach. Dr. E also unpacks the WHYs of Selective Mutism that are essential to understanding what is causing and maintaining the condition. This whole person approach respects an individual’s unique needs and their stage of social communication.  Related Resources: Our Treatment Approach, Social Communication Bridge®

EP1 More Than Mutism – In the first episode of Unspoken Words, Dr. Shipon-Blum describes how she got to where she is today and why Selective Mutism (SM) is such a misunderstood diagnosis. She is so excited to be sharing her expertise with you! Welcome to Unspoken Words. Related Resources: What is SM?

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