Is it just me, or does selective mutism seem to be on the rise? I am seeing kids with this debilitating disorder more and more in our schools these days, and treating them appropriately can be quite a challenge. Start here!
For children with selective mutism, this activity helps the child to communicate their feelings about talking...without having to speak. Going through this important process can help you discover the possible root of the mutism and identify situations that may facilitate or hinder speaking. Hopefully, this will help you establish goals for the your client or student and learn what activities or in what situations the student would be most likely to speak.
This can be an eye-opening activity to use with any child with any kind of commnication disorder. I made this product for my own use with a student with selective mutism but then discoverd that it was helpful with ALL of my students! This exercise of opening up about the feelings surrounding any speech disorder is an important step in the therapy process. My products are always used in my own therapy before I offer them to you.
This product includes:
2 sorting mats (“yes, I agree” and “no, I do not agree”)
► 70 cards with statements about communication. The child (or children) can choose a card, read it (or you can read it to them) and sort it according to how they feel about it - AGREE or DISAGREE.
✭ I like to sort some of the cards myself, too, to show my students that everyone big and small has strong, personal feelings about communication.
► Information about selective mutism and ideas for treatment are also included - all in alignment with ASHA's recommendations for therapy.
Easy prep includes:
Print, cut, (laminate for durability if desired), and use in your therapy sessions! No wasted paper and 99% of this download requires black ink only.
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