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Overcoming shyness and selective mutism

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Children’s communication and language development is fundamental to all other areas of learning, but in particular links closely with personal, social and emotional development. Confidence, self-esteem and social skills has a significant impact on children’s ability to communicate. Children who experience shyness, selective mutism or social anxiety, will find communication and interactions very challenging.

Learning outcomes

This course will support practitioners to:

  • consider reasons why some children are reluctant or unable to speak

  • develop their understanding of what selective mutism is

  • examine the factors that may contribute to selective mutism and shyness

  • consider strategies to support children with chronic shyness and selective mutism, as well as to discuss strategies that are not helpful

  • consider a range of practical ideas to support all children’s communication and language development

  • explore ways in which parents and practitioners can work together

Additional information
Course categories
Early Years Foundation Stage
Early Years Foundation Stage subcategories
Target Audience
Children's Services (B&HCC) / Early Years Providers / Early Years Providers non Brighton and Hove / Schools
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Brighton Town Hall - Committee Room 3, Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square, Brighton
Event Trainers
Early Education
Pricing Bands
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Tier 4
Tier 5
Start Date
Tuesday 23 January 2018
End Date
Tuesday 23 January 2018
10:00 - 16:00
Number of Sessions