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Shyness? Reluctance to speak? ASD? Or selective mutism?

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Event Date: 27 June 2018


Time: 17:00-18:30


Speaker: Maggie Johnson, FRCSLT


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When students in school, college or university do not speak in certain settings, despite talking freely in other situations, we cannot assume they are choosing not to speak or lack motivation to engage. How can we tell the difference between shyness, refusal or inability to speak? Are we handling their silence appropriately? The answers to these questions will make all the difference between facilitating participation, engagement and verbal interaction, and pushing the student deeper into withdrawal, isolation and avoidance.


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Maggie Johnson, FRCSLT, is a speech and language therapist advisor specialising in childhood communication disorders and selective mutism (an anxiety disorder). With over thirty years’ experience in education and community settings, Maggie supports adults who live with selective mutism and works closely with families and schools in Kent. She provides training and workshops across the UK and overseas and has appeared in several television documentaries about selective mutism. Maggie’s publications include ‘The Selective Mutism Resource Manual’ (Speechmark Publishing Ltd), and ‘Can I Tell You About Selective Mutism?’ (Jessica Kingsley Publishers).


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