This presentation offers ways to help children with a diagnosis of selective mutism (SM) become verbal and strengthen individual differences or developmental challenges, using the Floortime™ model. Specifically, it discusses working with children of different ages, where to begin intervention, and therapy activities to systematically progress a child through the Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities (FEDCs).
Course 10023 - Selective Mutism: A DIR Approach to Assessment
Course created on February 24, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least two treatment activities for each FEDC.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the Systematic Sound Sequence Hierarchy.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe treatment in older children.
|5-10 Minutes||Evidence-based selective mutism treatment overview|
|10-25 Minutes||FEDC 1 & 2: Treatment strategies (in-person and virtual)|
|25-40 Minutes||FEDC 3: Systematic sound sequencing strategy (in-person and virtual)|
|40-45 Minutes||FEDC 4: (in person and virtual)|
|45-55 Minutes||Intervention with older children|
|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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