This course describes assessment techniques for selective mutism (SM) using the Developmental, Individual-differences, & Relationship-based (DIR) Floortime™ model. Assessment tools, diagnostic criteria, clinical report writing, and treatment plan development are discussed, in addition to Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities (FEDCs).
Course 10025 - Selective Mutism: A DIR Approach to Treatment
Course created on February 17, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to list DSM-V criteria for a diagnosis of selective mutism.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe at least 2 tools to assess a child with selective mutism.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify a child’s DIR profile, including Functional Emotional Developmental Level.
|5-15 Minutes||DIR philosophy and DSM-V selective mutism (SM) criteria|
|15-30 Minutes||Description of FEDCs and SM hierarchy|
|30-40 Minutes||Selective Mutism Questionnaire (SMQ) and other assessment resources|
|40-45 Minutes||Sample report|
|45-55 Minutes||Goal setting|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Joleen R. Fernald
PhD CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP was awarded Board Specialty Recognition in Child Language from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dr. Jo follows Greenspan and Wieder’s model, DIRFloortime® when working with children and families. She is the author of the "Comprehensive Guide to Selective Mutism" and has a special interest in the social-emotional development of young children and its impact on their speech and language skills. She co-founded a private school called REConnections Education Center in the Tampa Bay area of Florida which supports children with various individual differences.
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Content Disclosure: This course focuses on the DIRFloortime model and not on other therapy approaches/models.
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