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The Anxious Child Podcast

Apr 19, 2021

In this episode of The Anxious Child podcast, Dr. Joleen Fernald talks about Selective Mutism. We cover her own personal journey as a parent of a child with Selective Mutism, some good first steps for parents and professionals, some basic dos and don’ts in working with a child who has SM, the latest research on SM, and myriad of other factors which can influence its development. Find out more about Dr. Fernald at and email her at


The Anxious Child is the podcast for therapists and parents who are looking for ways to best help their child with anxiety. It is hosted by licensed psychotherapist Stephen Quinlan, who has over 20 years of experience. Please subscribe to the show for more great episodes.

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