In recent months, more than five high school students, diagnosed with selective mutism have crossed the doorstep into our mental health agency. These adolescents were, for the most part, very bright and interested in the sciences. Others were interested in mathematics and indicated a desire to obtain a college degree in this field. All of them had wonderful grades in the above average percentile. All of them had the knowledge to make a difference in these academic areas and to assist the community as a whole. Yet they are potentially at risk for being penalized under current Common Core Standards for language, simply because they can’t talk.
As of September, 2014, Childhood Anxiety Solutions, LCSW, PLLC will be offering clients a low cost therapy option for those who qualify. There are limited spaces for this service. Services will be provided by a Social Work Intern (currently from Adelphi University) who is supervised by Marian Moldan, LCSW-R weekly and who participates in field instruction coursework on campus. Services are limited to individual and family therapy. Interns may co-treat with Marian Moldan, LCSW-R in group sessions. Please call the office to determine availability. // Posted on 30th August 2014