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Course Overview

Selective Mutism is a anxiety disorder triggered in certain social situations, at home or around people they know. It is when they are unable to speak due to an expectancy to talk which triggers a freeze response. It usually starts during childhood, and if left untreated can persist into adulthood.

The signs are usually visible around the ages 2-4 and these can include lack of eye contact, stiffness speaking to others and anger alongside other features. There are different ways to try and help people with Selective Mutism including the sliding in technique and the talking map, with both in more detail in this course.


As part of the National Nursery Training Selective Mutism course you will learn:

  • What is Selective Mutism
  • What causes Selective Mutism
  • The symptoms of Selective Mutism
  • The sliding in technique
  • The talking map


Successful candidates will be awarded the National Nursery Training Selective Mutism Course Completion Certificate.

Upon Successful completion you will receive a certificate confirming course completion. Accreditation is provided by National Nursery Training. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. The purpose of this qualification is for the update and continued professional development (CPD).

National Nursery Training is an accredited CPD Training Provider #776846 with the CPD Accreditation Group.

Duration: 1 hour