ATSA In-service trainings are typically offered as a full-day or half-day training, depending on the topic. Full-day in-service trainings include didactics and application of skills (e.g., selective mutism in-service), whereas half-day in-service trainings include didactics only (e.g., early childhood anxiety). In-service trainings are typically delivered to large audiences.
Our featured in-service training:
Selective Mutism Basics for Educational Professionals
- Understand selective mutism (SM) as an anxiety disorder
- Understand the nature/nurture component of SM and impact on learning
- Learn and apply Child-Directed Interaction (CDI)
- Learn and apply Verbal-Directed Interaction (VDI)
- Develop educational goals using strategies to increase student success
- Understand how to incorporate methods into daily educational curriculum
- Participants will be able to recognize SM symptoms
- Participants will be able to apply strategies from the in-service immediately with all their students (not just SM students)
- Participants will have a better understanding of the nature/nurture influences of anxiety and avoidance, and will have more awareness of the implications of “rescuing”
- Participants will be able to develop educational goals that reduce rescuing and increase student success
- Participants will learn about additional resources available to support student with SM, as well as other conditions that may impact learning.
In-Service Training Topics
- Selective Mutism Basics for Educational Professionals
- Addressing Anxiety in Early Childhood
- When to Worry About Your Students' Worry
- Tools and Strategies for Supporting Your Students' Anxiety in the Classroom
- Behavior Management in Schools/At Home
- Addressing Other Anxieties Commonly Experienced by Anxious Children/Teens (i.e., separation anxiety, bathroom issues, or eating phobias)
- Need something else? ATSA offers customized training tailored to the needs of your school/staff. Please fill out the "Contact Us" Form below and an ATSA member will reach out to you!
Do you believe your student has selective mutism? Are you unsure how to help?
Students with Selective Mutism may...
- Seem excessively shy
- Appear frozen, stuck, or unsure when surrounded by peers
- Grunt or make noises to communicate rather than talk
- Gesture, point, nod or shake their head but not talk
- Be difficult to assess in the area of academic achievement due their inability to speak
Does your student meet criteria for selective mutism?
- Does your student display a consistent failure to speak in specific social situations where speaking is expected?
- Does your student speak well in other situations, especially at home?
- Does your student's inability to speak interfere significantly with educational achievement or social communication?
- Has your student's failure to speak lasted at least one month and not just during the first month of school?