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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.
Exciting new SMIRA research! Schools needed now to take part!
We need up to date school statistics on the prevalence of Selective Mutism in children. Until recently, Autism and Selective Mutism have been mutually exclusive, so if diagnosed with one, an individual cannot be diagnosed with the other.
SMIRA is excited to be offering a series of online presentations and Q&A sessions – ideal for anyone new to Selective Mutism or who simply wants to know more. £7.50 per ticket.
Maggie Johnson – Early Years Summit : Understanding and supporting Selective Mutism
We are very pleased to be able to offer the chance to see Maggie Johnson’s speech at the Early Years Summit. Maggie is the co-author of the Selective Mutism Resource Manual.