All information outlined in this document was obtained from McHolm, A. E., Cunningham, C. E., & Vanier, M. K. (2006). Helping your child with selective mutism: practical steps to overcome a fear of speaking. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
In this product, you will find information regarding the beginning steps of intervention for Selective Mutism in the school setting. Strategies and explanations regarding what comes first:
-Making the school experience positive (practical strategies such as classroom seating arrangements, opportunities for nonverbal participation)
-Assessing the child’s comfort level
The following tables/logs to use at the start of intervention for a student with Selective Mutism in the school setting:
-Speaking situations assessment log – at home or in the community.
-Speaking situations assessment log – at school.
-Parent’s log - Comfort level in daily school-related activities.
-Teacher’s log - Comfort level in daily school activities.
This is a growing packet. I will be adding additional information as I comb through the book and try the strategies.