SMIRA’S Selective Mutism Conference 2018
Date: 3rd March 2018
Time: 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Venue: St James the Greater Church Hall, St James Terrace, London Road, Leicester LE2 1NA
Price: £24.00 per head, to include buffet lunch and refreshments
The venue is just a short walk from Leicester Railway Station and close to De Montfort Hall and Victoria Park, where parking is available.
The Conference is open to parents, professionals and anyone with an interest in Selective Mutism.
Anna Biavati Smith, Speech & Language Therapist and member of the RCSLT Clinical Excellent Network for Selective Mutism. Anna will be presenting on techniques to help lower anxiety.
Claire Neal, Parent & Primary School Teacher. In her dual role Claire is able to see Selective Mutism from both sides and will include tips on how to approach school in her presentation.
EARLY BOOKING IS RECOMMENDED!
Further information and booking form
The Shine a Light Awards 2018 – The Katie Rough Memorial Award
Do you know someone who has done great work in helping children and young people (age up to 25) with Selective Mutism?
Nominations are now open for this award, which is open to all settings, organisations, services and individuals in England for innovative, inspirational or excellent practice when working with children or young people affected by Selective Mutism.
More information and nomination forms can be found at www.pearsonclinical.co.uk
The closing date is January 12th and those nominated must give their consent and agree to any publicity.
The award was proposed by SMIRA in memory of Katie Rough, who had Selective Mutism and sadly died in January 2017 at the age of just 7.
Our Christmas Shop is open!
Lovely Christmas cards, decorations and gifts, with all profits going to SMIRA.
October is Selective Mutism awareness month
SMIRA’s activities for Awareness Month will be concentrated on the Facebook group. It is a very active and supportive group, so please feel free to join us there!
SMIRA’s Christmas Card Competition for Selective Mutism Awareness Month!!
SMIRA hopes to offer Christmas cards for sale this year, as they are a great way of keeping the awareness raising going into the New Year. We know that a number of our families are quite artistic, so we would like members and site visitors to try and design the cards for us!
- Under 7 years
- 7-11 years
- 12-17 years
- Age 18 and over (adult)
The finished cards will be 14cm x 14cm, but designs can be reduced or enlarged as appropriate. Drawings, paintings or photographs are all acceptable and entries should be sent by email to email@example.com by the closing date of 21st October. If you would prefer to send your designs by post, please contact us for details.
**ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS YEAR AND THE CARDS ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR CHRISTMAS SHOP! **
Watch this space for news of other competitions!