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Selective Mutism: Comprehensive Evaluation

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The course will clarify the Diagnostic Criteria, Associated Features, and comorbid conditions seen in children who present Selective Mutism. Investigation into these three areas is necessary to fully understand the patient, and to plan a successful treatment program.

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to classify children as presenting Selective Mutism.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify the Associated Features of this population.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify the comorbid conditions of this population.
  • After this course, participants will be able to write diagnostic statements that are comprehensive in nature.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-10 Minutes Historical perspectives
10-20 Minutes Diagnostic Criteria for Selective Mutism (DSM IV TR)Associated Features
20-35 Minutes Associated Features
35-45 Minutes Comorbid conditions
45-55 Minutes Comprehensive Diagnostic Statements
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Course Presenter

robert thompson

Robert Thompson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Robert C Thompson earned a Ph.D. in Communication Disorders at the University of Oklahoma and has been a professor at the University of Texas (Edinburg), University of Oklahoma, and Northeastern State University (Oklahoma).  He was director of speech-language-hearing for sixteen years at Tulsa Children’s Medical Center, a psychiatric and pediatric hospital.  Currently he is a consultant to Developmental Pediatrics, Hillcrest Medical Center (Tulsa) and to Pediatrics, W. W. Hastings Indian Hospital (Tahlequah) of the Cherokee Nation.

He has presented on Selective Mutism throughout the United States and for the national associations of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and at the 2004 Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics.


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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)


Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.