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 "REQUEST A TRAINING" 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?