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ERIC Number: ED159825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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Successful Treatment of an "Elective Mutism" Case with Behavior Modification Techniques and a Multidisciplinary Approach.
Ersevim, Ismail; And Others
Presented is a detailed case study of an 8-year-old socially withdrawn girl with elective mutism. Reviewed are early developmental data, and described are the therapeutic processes involved in her treatment in a psychiatric facility, including speech therapy and individual play sessions. Theoretical considerations on the origin of her mutism are discussed. The theory is set forth that she elected not to talk as a protective device against oral aggression in addition to a means of rebellion and a controlling device against her parents. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elective Mutism
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Psychiatric Services for Children (29th, Washington, D.C., November 16-20, 1977)