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    SMA Annual Conference

    SMA Annual Conference
    October 2 and 3, 2021
    Virtual Conference

    Online Selective Mutism Association Presents Selective Mutism Training Institute for Caregivers of Children with Selective Mutism

    June 12 and June 13, 2021
    9:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern

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

    Free – Live Webinar with Q & A!
    Wednesday, June 16, 2021
    7 – 8 pm Eastern
    Speaker: Leeann Fogelson, PhD | Kurtz Psychology
    This webinar is geared toward parents and caretakers.

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

    Free – Live Webinar with Q & A!
    Wednesday, July 16, 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 …

    Family Gatherings

    Family gatherings are often a time for celebration and connection. For a child with anxiety, and Selective Mutism (SM), reunions and gatherings can be a little overwhelming. Family gatherings may create a sense of pressure on kids to socialize, and children with SM have great difficulty speaking outside of their comfort zone. Additionally, …

    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