Selective Mutism

in Educational Settings

Identifying Selective Mutism and Navigating the Referral Process

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Presented by Annie DiVello M.S.,CCC-SLP

Who Should Attend:

Special educators, school administrators, paraprofessionals, classroom teachers, support personnel

About the Workshop:

This course is intended to help school teams across the state to identify and support a variety of children with Selective Mutism using evidence based practice. Participants will be given an overview of the referral and support process for children with Selective Mutism, both in the schools and in the private sector. The ways in which school supports and private supports work together simultaneously and synergistically will be explored. Safety plans will also be reviewed.


As a result of attending, Participants will:

  • Identify a variety of clinical presentations of Selective Mutism
  • Differentiate between the roles of school support personnel and private support personnel
  • Successfully navigate the referral and support process, both in schools and in the private sector
  • Identify the therapeutic targets for a child in the school setting
  • Identify the therapeutic targets for a child in the home and community settings
  • Establish and implement effective safety plans


8:00-8:30 Check-in, Setup, Continental Breakfast

8:30-10:30 An overview of the clinical presentation of selective mutism

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Navigating the referral and support process in educational and private sectors

12:00-12:45 Working Lunch and Networking at SERESC

12:45-2:00 Therapeutic targets in educational and private sectors

2:00-3:30 Establishing and implementing safety plans for children with Selective Mutism. A review of case studies. Open Forum for Questions.

About the Presenter

Annie is a licensed and American Speech and Hearing Association certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She has worked with children all across the country including West Virginia, Georgia, and South Central Los Angeles. Her particular area of clinical interest is Selective Mutism. Annie follows a “whole child” philosophy. She enjoys working closely with family members, school teams, and other service providers to create a collaborative model of support for the children and families she serves. Annie is the Selective Mutism Group State Coordinator for NH and ME. She leads a Selective Mutism Parent Support Group which is open to all families across New England who have a child with SM. Annie is passionate about her field and about helping individuals to find their voices. She feels that the ability to communicate is a beautiful gift.

This workshop offers .6 ASHA CEU's (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Check-in and continental breakfast starts at 8:00 am

Presentation starts at 8:30

Lunch at SERESC

Adjourn: 3:30 pm

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for 6 contact hours

Cost: $225.00

Early Registration Discounted Cost: $195.00, if registered by, November 23, 2016 ---Enter discount code: early*registration

Registration Ends November 30, 2016

SERESC member districts are eligible for discounts. Please contact Sabrina Bryant for your discount code if you are an educator from a SERESC district. or (603) 206-6800. SERESC member districts are: Auburn - Bedford - Candia - Hampstead - Hooksett - Londonderry - Merrimack - Timberlane - Windham

Registration closes 7 days before event date. To inquire about available seats after this deadline, contact

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SERESC Conference Center

29 Commerce Drive

Bedford, NH 03110


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