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Selective Mutism in the School Setting: What all Staff Should Know

  • 23 May 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM


  • A member of a state school psychology association in the north east.
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  • Registration for everyone not covered by another registration type.
  • For students currently enrolled for at least 6 credits in a graduate program in school psychology or a related field.

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NHASP Mini Skills!

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Selective Mutism in the School Setting: What all Staff Should Know

Presented by 

Annie DiVello, MS, CCC-SLP, M.Ed.

May 23, 12:00-3:15pm

This event will be held virtually using Zoom. Access link will be emailed after registration

Continuing Education Credits

3.0 CE credits are available for this event!

NHASP is a NASP-approved provider of CPD hours and Certificates of Attendance will be accepted toward NCSP. A total of 3.0 CE credits will be awarded for this event.

NH Licensed Psychologists should note that NASP is an approved CE provider and these credits count towards licensure renewal requirements. 

Workshop Description

This interactive course is intended to help school psychologists and other educators deepen their understanding of students with selective mutism (SM)I . Attendees will gain a greater understanding of what SM is and what it isn’t, grow in their awareness of the inner experience of a student who has SM, and develop an increased understanding of eligibility and school-based supports for this population. Helpful strategies for classroom teachers will be emphasized. Disability awareness as it relates to SM will also be explored.

The schedule for the day is:

11:45 am: Zoom Opens

12:00pm: Workshop Session I

1:30pm: Break

1:45pm: Workshop Session II

3:15pm: Session Ends 

Target Audience

This workshop is appropriate for School Psychologists, Psychologists, School Social Workers, School Counselors, Special Education Teachers and Administrators, Regular Education Teachers, and Speech Pathologists. The workshop is available to current NHASP members at a special reduced rate as a membership benefit. Additionally, members of other Northeast Regional state associations can attend at the NH member rate as part of our regional collaboration. 

Students are also provided a reduced registration fee for this event. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe this most mysterious disability in your own words

  2. Differentiate between ODD & SM
  3. Illuminate the inner experience of students with SM
  4. Clarify why students with SM qualify for supports
  5. State one reason why a "round table" of support is necessary
  6. Define the role of the "keyworker"
  7. List one strategy that teachers and paraprofessionals can implement immediately
  8. Explain the importance of building awareness and understanding about SM in the classroom setting

About the Presenter

Annie graduated from West Virginia University with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in 2007. Hungry to learn more about behavior, personality, the mind, and mental health, she went on to complete her M.Ed. with a focus on school psychology at Rivier University in 2022.

Annie has lived and worked with individuals all across the country including New England, West Virginia, Atlanta, and South Central Los Angeles. Though she has worked with many populations, Annie’s particular area of clinical passion is selective mutism.

Annie is the Selective Mutism Association (SMA) State Coordinator for NH, MA, and ME.  She provides a variety of ASHA CEU trainings on the topic of selective mutism for school teams and early intervention teams around the world. She is licensed in ME, MA, and NH and enjoys working closely with school teams across those states to create a collaborative “round table” model of support for students with selective mutism. Some of the school-based supports that she provides include school-based evaluations, 504/IEP goal writing & implementation, and consultations.

Annie is passionate about supporting school teams and about helping them bring their students’ brave voices to school. She feels that the ability to communicate is a beautiful gift and the foundation of human connection.

Annie is a certified yoga instructor and is also trained in Reiki. She lives with her husband, Gary, their daughter, Elizabeth, and their rescue pups, Abby and Chloe, in North Yarmouth Maine. In her free time, she enjoys reading books on mindfulness, self-compassion, & alternative medicine, practicing yoga, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Registration Information

Purchase orders will not be accepted for this event. 

Online payments will be accepted for this event. Please note that NHASP is now using payment processing from Wild Apricot to simplify your checkout process. You will no longer be re-directed to PayPal for payment. 

Cancellations received prior to May 17th, 2023 will be refunded less a 5% administrative fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received after 5pm on Wednesday, March 17, 2023. 

*Students currently enrolled in a school psychology or school counseling program receive a reduced registration fee for this event. 

For questions, please contact NHASP President Kate Grieve. Contact information is located in the sidebar or on the contact us page. 

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