Treating Selective Mutism with DIRFloortime
One of the greatest challenges in treating children with selective mutism is the complexity of their profile. This presentation will offer ways to support children with a diagnosis of selective mutism to help them become verbal and solidify any developmental constrictions they may have. We will show how using DIRFloortime to treat children with selective mutism not only helps them start talking but also supports their ability to climb the symbolic ladder. We will present strategies to support common struggles that impact families of children with selective mutism, such as toileting, sleep, tantrums, and procrastination.
You will be able to:
- develop a treatment plan based on a child’s Functional Emotional Development Level (FEDL)
- identify at least two treatment activities for each FEDL
- describe the Systematic Sound Sequence Hierarchy
- list three methods to support families who have children with selective mutism