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A week intensive with a child with Selective Mutism

April 20, 2017

 

I have just finished a one week intensive with a child with selective mutism. Prior to this week, I had three sessions with this child. 

 

Intensive simply means that I spend one week with a family.

Before the week we made a comprehensive plan of the specific goals for the child and what we would do each day. No guarantee can be made as to what will be achieved in the week as we only ever move at the child's pace.

 

We had a lot of fun playing games and practicing talking at home and with 3 key adults in her life with whom she had never spoken to before (she spoke to all this week).

 

 

We also went out and practiced talking in real life situations; responding to waiters, shop assistants etc - something she had never done before. All intervention was within game so she had lots of fun and felt happy. See photo of us on a nature hunt in the park!