In most instances, selective mutism
does not appear to be caused by a specific, traumatizing event (Dummit et al.
Critique: Exceptionally informative, well written, organized and presented, "Finding Voice: Treating Selective Mutism
and Social Anxiety" covers assessment, treatment, and best-practice procedures for children ranging from the primary grades to adolescence.
If you suspect your child or grandchild has selective mutism
contact a speech therapy clinic or speak to your health visitor or GP, who can refer you.
There is no single cause, although emotional, psychological, genetic and social factors are believed to influence the development of selective mutism
Prior to beginning treatment, Rose's father completed an Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (Eyberg, 1999), an Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist for parents (CBCL) (Achenbach, 1991), Social Skills Rating System (SSRS) (Gresham & Elliot, 1990), and a pre-treatment questionnaire that included a compliance component plus the DSM-IV TR (APA, 2000) criteria for selective mutism
Recently a child said to me after treatment that she was just "waiting for someone to lend me a hand to pull me out of my selective mutism
Children with selective mutism
(SM) present unique challenges for teachers.
is a childhood disorder that most school psychologists and educational providers will come across at least once in their careers.
Specific phobia, panic disorder, social phobia and selective mutism
These innovations include how directors of special education view Response to Intervention (Rtl) at the secondary level, applications of Rtl to promoting mental health and positive behavior, prevention and treatment of selective mutism
, and applications of a problem-solving model to struggling readers who need intense interventions.
Among them are speech and voice disorders in Parkinson's Disease, using Spanish in the home to promote school readiness in English, treatment outcomes of the intensive stuttering therapy for adolescents and adults, whether prosody could be a diagnostic and cognitive bellwether of autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities and mathematics in higher education, understanding and treating the selective mutism
of silent children, origins of the muscles of the human tongue, and evidence from auditory and visual speech perception for speech problems in dyslexia.
: Children diagnosed with selective mutism
refuse to speak in situations where talking is necessary.