Webinar Workshop “Ask-the-Expert” School Edition, 4/10/20

Webinar Workshop “Ask-the-Expert” School Edition, 4/10/20

$50.00

This webinar was presented live on Friday, April 10th, 2020. Participants were asked to submit questions ahead of time to be answered on air. This is the recorded version of that event. Run time is 01:17:48. Read more in the description box below…

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This webinar was presented live on Friday, April 10th, 2020. Participants were asked to submit questions related to the topic ahead of time to be answered on air. This is the recorded version of that event. Run time is 01:17:48.
 
Participants submitted questions upon registration for presenter Jennifer Brittingham, M.A. to answer live, giving teachers, other educational/school professionals, and parents the opportunity to learn how to continue engaging and interacting with SM students virtually during school closures and social distancing. Participants were asked to submit topics of discussed focused on how to continue social communication strategies remotely, preparing for entry back to school if and when possible, and regression prevention. Here is a sampling of questions submitted by participants and addressed by Jennifer in this workshop:
  • My daughter has been FaceTiming with a few girls from her class. I am really happy about this since she never took phone calls before. She is nonverbal on the calls and just started to make puppy noises. They make it a game for her. What else can I do to make more progress since there seems to have been growth?
  • I am a mental health therapist that works in the school and I have student who has Selective Mutism. I was concerned before COVID-19 and now even more so that we are going to a virtual environment. What resources should I use with him in a virtual platform?
This interactive workshop is perfect for the teacher, parent, or caregiver who is interested in learning how keep a student(s) with Selective Mutism engaged and communicative with schools, restaurants, and store closures.

About the Presenter:

Jennifer Brittingham is a Professional Counselor who completed her Masters degree in the Clinical Counseling Psychology Program at Arcadia University. Jennifer is working under the supervision of Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum to conduct intensive individualized and group S-CAT® Program treatment and psychoeducation. Jennifer also provides counseling, school trainings, and both on-site and web workshops and support groups.

Jennifer graduated from Arcadia University with her M.A. in Clinical Counseling Psychology in 2008 and was a Pennsylvania Counseling Association Graduate Leader from 2007 to 2008. Prior to her work at the SMart Center, Jennifer has worked as a case manager for children with mental retardation, elementary school special education resource assistant, as well as a college drug and alcohol counselor and support group leader.

For more information, contact: events@selectivemutismcenter.org