DIR®-Selective Mutism

A Developmental Relationship-based Approach

DIR®-SM was developed out of a need to address the complex profiles of children with Selective Mutism (SM).  SM is more than “not talking”.  It involves challenges with regulation, engagement, purposeful communication, and social problem-solving.  Informed by the DIRFloortime® model, developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Serena Wieder, DIR®-SM approaches assessment and treatment from a developmental, holistic perspective, supporting all individual differences and relationships. 

Training Leaders

Joleen R. Fernald,
PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Speech-Language Pathologist
DIRFloortime® Training Leader & Expert Provider

JOLEEN'S BIO