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Selective Mutism – what is it and what helps?

A training video for parents, carers and teaching staff on Selective Mutism – what is it and what helps?

Time: 38 minutes

Additional resources and information

How to refer to Speech and Language Therapy

Resource Library: Supporting a child who has selective mutism

SMIRA – Selective Mutism Information and Resource Association

3 YouTube videos by Lucy Nathanson (Confident Children)

My child doesn’t talk at school

Time: 3 minutes

What is Selective Mutism?

Time: 4 minutes

The Do’s and Don’ts when interacting with a child with Selective Mutism

Time: 8 minutes

3 recommended books

The Selective Mutism Resource Manual (2nd Edition) by Maggie Johnson and Alison Wintgens. ISBN 9781909301337.

Why doesn’t Alice talk at school?

Can I tell you about Selective Mutism? A guide for friends, family and professionals by Maggie Johnson and Alison Wintgens. ISBN: 9781849052894.

Contact us

For more information please email Katie Lea or contact the Speech and Language Therapy Service at Flockton House on 0114 226 2333.

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

Resource number: SL209

Resource Type: Article

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