SMA Annual Conference
October 2 and 3, 2021
November 6 and 7, 2021
In-depth training for professionals working with children diagnosed with selective mutism.
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.
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 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
New York Times article by Shoshana Kordova – When my youngest daughter was 3 …
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 …
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 …
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? …
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