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Outloud The Selective Mutism Podcast

39 EpisodesProduced by Chelsea GamacheWebsite

Outloud The Selective Mutism Podcast discusses everything related to Selective Mutism, the anxiety disorder that makes speaking extremely difficult. Hosted by a mother and daughter and our life experiences (good and bad!) with Selective Mutism. Offering support and education to kids, parents, teache… read more

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38. Recalibrating with Rachel Busman

June 22nd, 2021


The annual Selective Mutism Association Conference will be held in a fully-virtual format on October 2 and 3, 2021. Click here for more information

37. Advocacy & Success with Dr. Steven Kurtz

April 12th, 2021


Dr. Steven Kurtz of Kurtz Psychology talks about teaching Self-Advocacy in Selective Mutism Treatment and shares success stories! 

Don't miss the …

Tantrums & Meltdowns

April 1st, 2021


Chelsea talks about the differences between tantrums & meltdowns. 


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35. I Am Brave & Book Giveaway Announcement

March 5th, 2021


Chelsea and Anne talk about her new children's book, I Am Brave. They announce a signed book giveaway coming soon to our instagram and Facebook page!

Link to the book:

Our Instagram:

34. Sisters' Stories with Caitlin and Jessica

February 21st, 2021


Caitlin and Jessica are sisters who grew up with Selective Mutism and anxiety. They tell us the similarities and differences in their experiences. 

If you're interested in being a guest on Outloud The Selective Mutism …

33. Adults & Selective Mutism with Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum

February 8th, 2021


In this episode Chelsea and Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum talk about Adults & Selective Mutism, the barriers they face, and how to get help. 


32. Antje's Poetry

January 18th, 2021


by Antje Bothin

Talkative at home, happy and loud
But quiet and withdrawn in a crowd
Silent at school and in the shop
Does this selective …

31. This Life Rocks! with Nika & Jana

January 2nd, 2021


Nika and her mom, Jana come on Outloud to talk about their experiences with Selective Mutism, what has helped, and words of encouragement for those still struggling. 

Nika also tells us about 100 Kind Deeds Day & …

30. Instagram Live with Michelle the Mindset Coach

December 18th, 2020


Chelsea and Michelle the mindset coach collaborate to talk about Selective Mutism, being bilingual, and high sensitivity. 

Find Michelle on instagram …

29. Max Gets Curious

December 6th, 2020


Max talks about growing up with Situational Mutism without diagnosis or treatment, the impact of culture and religion on her experience and how she …

28. How to Make Goals SMARTER

November 16th, 2020


Using the "SMART" model, we review Chelsea's old Selective Mutism therapy goals and offer ways to improve them. 


Habit Tracker:

27. Social Skills with Dr. Goodman

November 1st, 2020


Dr. Alicia Goodman shares her experience with teaching social skills to children with Selective Mutism. We also talk about IEP and 504 accommodations. 


Visit Dr. Goodman's website for courses and info on her social …

26. Autism & Selective Mutism

October 18th, 2020


Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum joins us to discuss the overlap between Autism and Selective Mutism.



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25. The Role of Occupational Therapy with Katie

October 3rd, 2020


Katie gives us an overview of Occupational Therapy and the role it can play in treatment for Selective Mutism.   What is OT?

24. Happy Outloudiversary!

September 20th, 2020


In this special episode of Outloud The Selective Mutism podcast, we look back on our first year of podcasting and highlight many key points and important lessons we learned. If you missed any episodes, this is a great …

22. Tips for Teachers

September 8th, 2020


It's that time of year again! Whether you're going back to school virtually or in person, we have tips to help kids struggling with anxiety and …

23. The Highly Sensitive Child with Maureen

September 6th, 2020


Maureen from tells us about what it means to be "highly sensitive" and how it relates to Selective Mutism as well as Sensory Processing Disorder. Maureen is a writer and a mom to 2 highly …

21. A conversation with a Speech-Language Pathologist

August 23rd, 2020


Chelsea and Meg, a Speech-Language Pathologist, talk about the role of an SLP and the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to treating …

Instagram Live Announcement 7/29 7PM EST

July 28th, 2020


Follow us at @outloudsmpodcast or click to join our LIVE Q&A on instagram Wednesday 7/29 @ 7 PM EST.

20. Assessing Selective Mutism

July 19th, 2020


Chelsea and Anne review an article, Functional-Assessment Based Intervention for Selective Mutism (2007) by Lee Kern, Kristen Starosta, Clayton Cook, Linda Bambara, & Frank Gresham. The article explores why …

19. Managing Masks

June 28th, 2020


In this episode we talk about tips to help kids who struggle to wear face masks during COVID-19 and related sensory issues. We hope you hear …

18. Social Distancing Goals

June 14th, 2020


We walk through 2 plans to meet goals while social distancing.  Anne talks about how to get children with Selective Mutism comfortable with talking to family members on Zoom and Chelsea talks about shaping communication …

17. Lets Talk Teens with Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum

May 10th, 2020


We are excited to share this amazing teen-focused episode with Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum. Dr. Shipon-Blum is an expert on the subject of Selective Mutism. She tells us how she learned about Selective Mutism through her own …

16. Reading OUTLOUD

April 20th, 2020


During social distancing due to the Coronavirus, making and meeting goals for Selective Mutism can be hard. In this episode, we talk about ways to promote reading out loud using behavioral principles and what worked for …

15. Dr. Steven Kurtz Part 2

March 16th, 2020


Dr. Steven Kurtz joins us to talk about his extensive experience working with children and families dealing with Selective Mutism. Topics covered …

14. Dr. Steven Kurtz Part 1

March 8th, 2020


Dr. Steven Kurtz joins us to talk about his extensive experience working with children and families dealing with Selective Mutism. Topics covered include Brave Buddies, Mighty Mouth, PCIT-SM and more!

“Dr. Steven Kurtz, …

13. Potty Talk

February 19th, 2020


In this episode we talk about toileting and the issues kids with Selective Mutism face surrounding the bathroom. We talk about potential causes of …

12. Jonathan Kohlmeier

February 2nd, 2020


We talk to Jonathan Kohlmeier, author of Learning to Play the Game: My Journey Through Silence. He tells us about his experience growing up with and overcoming Selective Mutism. See our Instagram and Facebook page for a …

11. Medication Madness

January 20th, 2020


In this episode we discuss the pros and cons of using medication as part of treatment for Selective Mutism. As always, we share our personal …

10. Overcoming Selective Mutism with PCIT

January 5th, 2020


This episode we examine Parent Child Interaction Therapy-SM and its effectiveness. Listen to learn effective ways of improving your interactions and increasing success in overcoming Selective Mutism while maintaining a …

9. Exposure Exposure Exposure!

December 23rd, 2019


Chelsea and Anne talk about exposure therapy, living the exposure lifestyle, and more in the final episode of this year. They talk about Dr. Steven Kurtz's youtube video on Exposure and give examples of exposure …

7. Q&A Your Questions, Our Answers Pt. 2

December 5th, 2019


Answering your questions about Selective Mutism. Listeners sent in questions for Chelsea and Anne to answer. 


Thank You for submitting your questions! 

Find a treating professional for Selective Mutism here:

6. Q&A Your Questions, Our Answers

November 18th, 2019


Answering your questions about Selective Mutism. Listeners sent in questions for Chelsea and Anne to answer. 

Thank you for submitting your questions!

Find a treatment for Selective Mutism here:

5. Selective Mutism and Sensory Processing Disorder

November 3rd, 2019


Recent research indicates about 75% of children with SM have difficulty with sensory processing.

In this episode we talk about Sensory Processing …

4. Selective Mutism An Inside View

October 14th, 2019


Chelsea answers her mom's questions about her experience with Selective Mutism. She talks about the word "shy," self-esteem, relationships, friendships, vegetarianism, motivational quotes and sensory processing …

3. Preschool Problems

October 3rd, 2019


Anne and Chelsea talk about separation anxiety, show and tell, bathroom problems and more! This episode includes some personal stories about experiences with selective mutism and the challenges children face in …

2. Back to School with SM

September 20th, 2019


Chelsea and Anne talk about going back to school with Selective Mutism, sharing their tips and life experiences. Chelsea talks …

1. Outloud, The Selective Mutism Podcast

September 13th, 2019


Outloud, The Selective Mutism Podcast discusses everything related to Selective Mutism, the anxiety disorder that makes speaking extremely difficult. …

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