About Selective Mutism
Please take some time to explore the site and learn about Selective Mutism (often referred to as ‘SM’), which can have a distressing effect not only on those with the condition but also on their families.
What is Selective Mutism?
Selective Mutism (SM) is an anxiety disorder which prevents those affected from speaking in certain situations, such as at school or in public.
SMIRA’s team consists mainly of volunteers who all have knowledge of selective mutism, whether as parents, professionals or from their own personal experience.
A range of resources to consider for parents and carers or those involved in treating Selective Mutism.
SM Family Fun Day
Saturday 18th August from 10am
Headlands Adventure Centre, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3PB
Bring a picnic, hot and cold drinks available
Relaxation, SM information & support, bug hunting, kayaking, crayfishing, nature
The Shine-a-Light Awards are given annually by Pearson Educational in conjunction with The Communication Trust.
This year SMiRA was pleased to be involved with the Katie Rough Memorial Award for innovative, inspirational or excellent practice when working with children or young people affected by Selective Mutism.
The winner of the award was Speech & Language Therapist Libby Hill, with Rachel Peck Highly Commended.
Click the link below to read the full story and see Libby’s inspiring video:
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