We can help!
Our passion is to help children, teens and adults break the shackles of silence, and find their voices! We have been doing exactly that, over the last 30 years, and have guided thousands of people worldwide toward improved social communication, lower anxiety, and a freer, happier life. We have unique, tried-and-tested resources and treatment options, and thousands of chatty, satisfied clients.
Our guiding motto is that TREATMENT MUST HELP THE CHILD OR TEEN IN HIS DAILY LIFE! Take a look and see how we can help you wherever you live; whether you are a parent, teacher, therapist, or a person who cares about someone suffering from selective mutism.
We offer rich and varied resources, distilled over years of clinical experience treating thousands of clients, pinpointing the tools and strategies that best helped children/teens overcome selective mutism:
Multiple live Zoom sessions with psychologist Ruth Perednik, who will guide parents, teachers, key workers, and sometimes the child or teen, to acquire understanding and strategies that facilitate progress toward overcoming SM. An outstanding treatment option.
A 5-day intensive intervention with psychologist Ruth Perednik, or one of her team; initially she’ll help your child speak to her at your home, then ease her/him toward talking in school, and wherever she/he is selectively silent. She’ll work with parents, teachers and the child/teen.
This course teaches parents, teachers and key-workers or therapists to understand SM, and to implement hands-on tools to help your child. It is made up of 9 sessions, each of which is itself broken down into 5-9 videos, with a total of over 10 teaching hours, plus forms, case studies and bonus materials.
For therapists wishing to acquire a deep understanding of SM, this course is made up of 12 video sessions covering diagnosis, etiology, causes, clinical presentation, language issues, research, guidance for parents and teachers, and mainly, treatment, treatment, treatment – for younger children, teens and adults. It includes 4 treatment protocols.
For therapists who want to learn directly from the expert, this is a twice-yearly fascinating course, live on zoom with Psychologist Ruth Perednik, in which you can participate, ask questions and contribute your experience. It is made up of 12 X 1.5 hour long interactive sessions covering all that the online course above covers, with a dynamic international group of therapists specializing in selective mutism.
Therapists will acquire a deep understanding of SM and a range of treatment methods enabling them to specialize in treating SM.
Ensure that your school staff understands and is equipped with tools to help the child suffering from SM. It includes causes and symptoms of selective mutism, how it presents in schools, and hands on strategies that staff can implement immediately to help their students overcome SM.
Psychologist Ruth Perednik shares with readers valuable information about what SM is, how to diagnose it, what causes it, and mainly – how to treat SM! Her book – currently translated into Chinese, Portuguese and Hebrew, contains sections aimed at the three groups of significant adults for children and teens with SM – parents, teachers and therapists or key-workers.
It shows how parents, teachers and therapists are each in their own right potentially able to carry out interventions that will help the child or teen break down the barriers that are keeping him silent. When parents, teachers and key-workers build a joint treatment plan, this generates tremendous momentum for change, towards a freer, happier, more communicative life for their child.
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