Parents

Does your child have

Selective Mutism?

If you are interested in any of the following support, please contact us here.

Online Course for parents -

 

Parent Essentials: helping your child with selective mutism. 

This course provides an easily digestible starting point for parents of children with selective mutism; guiding them onto the right path to helping their child as soon as possible.

More information about this online course can be found here.

Online School Training - 

Selective mutism core training for schools/parents.

Further information, including  a video about the course,

course structure and content, and FAQ can be found here.

​​Home Session -

Attending the family home for approximately 2.5hrs.

Session with the child.

Following session with child, meeting with parents to give feedback

and recommendations.

This is also a chance for parents to ask advice in terms of how to

support their child in overcoming selective mutism.

 

 

 

 

Confident Children has a team of Confident Children practitioners passionate and experienced in Selective Mutism, who are able to support you and your child with Selective Mutism, wherever you are in the world.

 

We offer a range of services.

Online sessions - 

 

Our work with a family starts with online sessions with the parent(s). 

As every child with selective mutism is different, during these sessions we gain an understanding of your child and their talking behaviour. We then provide individualised strategies of how to help your child to overcome selective mutism. We support parents internationally on an ongoing basis through online sessions, and we have seen children make incredible strides forward with this support.

Direct Therapy -

We have a therapy room in London, where you can bring your child for direct therapy sessions. This way we are able to work directly with your child and implement the strategies to work on their goals. 

Intensive therapy - 

 

This involves spending 6 days with the child either at home or at school.

 

With the home intensive we spend time both in the family home and going out into the community. This is a form of exposure therapy whereby we guide the child in practicing talking in situations they may not have in the past. This is a small steps programme and we only ever move at the child's pace, but because of the continuous 'dose' of therapy the child may start to achieve success in reaching goals, with the aim of building momentum.

 

Alongside working with the child, we train parents (in the home intensive) and school staff (in the school intensive) in the  techniques so that they are equipped in continuing the exposures once we leave. This is extremely important so that the child continues to make progress. 

See an example of an intensive week here. ​

School training - 

Children with selective mutism require a very specialist approach.
 
School training includes:
  • What is Selective Mutism
  • What causes the child's anxiety
  • Helping staff to gain a real understanding of what  the child is experiencing
  • Tangible strategies to help children with SM
  • Applying the theory to the specific child's needs
Parent workshops -
 
Please see upcoming workshops here.
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Please note that we have a 24 hour cancellation policy - 24 hours notice must  be given or the full fee will be charged.