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  • Upcoming Event

    SMA Annual Conference

    SMA Annual Conference
    October 2 and 3, 2021
    Virtual Conference

    Online Selective Mutism Training Institute

    November 6 and 7, 2021

    In-depth training for professionals working with children diagnosed with selective mutism.

    RESCHEDULED Webinar What is the Evidence? A Review of the Latest Research on Selective Mutism Treatments, Mechanisms, and Correlates

    Free – Live Webinar with Q & A!
    Friday, August 13, 2021
    11am – 12pm Eastern
    Speaker: Rachel Merson, Psy.D
    This webinar is geared toward treating professionals.

    Webinar What is the Evidence?
  • Latest News

    Are you looking for a professional to treat your child?

    The treating professionals on this page represent various specialties that work with children with Selective Mutism. These listings can provide a source of referral information for parents seeking a treating professional for their child.

    SMA Toolkit for Educators

    SMA considered how best to collaborate with schools and decided to create a Toolkit for Educators. We are excited to share it with you. Please see and share this …

    Read More About the ToolKit for Educators
  • Latest News

    Sometimes It Is Not Just Shyness

    New York Times article by Shoshana Kordova – When my youngest daughter was 3 …

    An Overview of Brave Talking BINGO

    A helpful and fun strategy for working on talking goals with children with Selective Mutism. This is an approach that can be used in individual therapy sessions, Selective Mutism groups, when working on talking goals in …

    Webinar Parents Helping Kids with Selective Mutism: What’s Too Much? What’s Not Enough?

    For loving caregivers, it is challenging to see your child in distress. It can be difficult to grapple with the fact that ‘rescuing’ a child from moments of distress can actually do more harm than good. When we make it too easy for an anxious child with selective mutism not to talk, we inadvertently reinforce their habit of avoidance. It teaches them …

    Webinar Medications as Part of a Selective Mutism Treatment Plan: Who? What? When? Why? How? How long?

    The decision to try adding medicine to a treatment plan for your child with Selective Mutism is often a very agonizing one. No parent ever wakes up and says, “Gee, I’d love to give my young child a psychotropic medication today.” Rather you wrestle with the decision. Do we need it? …

    Selective Mutism Association Diversity Statement

    The Selective Mutism Association (SMA) denounces all forms of racism and discrimination. We, as an organization, acknowledge that systemic oppression based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status and many other social identities is an enduring aspect …

    Selective Mutism Association Diversity Statement