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Have any of you worked with non-verbal kids? Many of us have. I’ve had several kids who were not speaking well into childhood and struggled with diagnostic impressions. In a few cases, it turned out to be selective mutism. My guest today, Dr. Aimee Kotrba, is an expert in this area. Aimee has specialized in selective mutism for years and shares a ton of helpful information during our interview. We talk about many key points like…
- What exactly is selective mutism?
- What are some common differential diagnoses?
- How do you assess for selective mutism?
- What are some common treatments for selective mutism?
Cool Things Mentioned
- Group Practice Exchange podcast episode w/ Aimee
- Selective Mutism Questionnaire
- Aimee’s book: Selective Mutism: An Assessment and Intervention Guide… (affiliate link)
- Aimee’s practice and trainings: thrivingmindsbehavioralhealth.com
- Aimee’s email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Selective Mutism Association
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About Dr. Aimee Kotrba
Dr. Aimee Kotrba is the owner and lead psychologist of Thriving Minds Behavioral Health, a pediatric psychology clinic with locations in Brighton and Chelsea, Michigan, dedicated to providing exceptional, research-based behavioral treatment for Selective Mutism and related anxiety issues. Dr. Kotrba is a nationally-recognized speaker and expert on the assessment and treatment of Selective Mutism, and is the coauthor of Overcoming Selective Mutism: A Field Guide for Parents as well as the author of Selective Mutism: An Assessment and Intervention Guide for Therapists, Educators, and Parents.
About Dr. Jeremy Sharp
I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include nine licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.
As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.
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