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ERIC Number: EJ1169219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-2141
The Silent Minority: Supporting Students with Selective Mutism Using Systemic Perspectives
Lawrence, Zena
Support for Learning, v32 n4 p352-374 Nov 2017
Selective Mutism (SM) is an under-researched area of child development. While the incidence rate is low, the impact of this difficulty can be pervasive and can present as a significant risk for student mental health and wellbeing. The following article presents a case study focusing on parent-student intervention for a preadolescent male, using an eclectic programme which blended psycho-education, aspects of a manualised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programme, and specific selective mutism strategies. This article does not seek to evaluate the effectiveness of the programme but instead highlights practice considerations derived from systemic theoretical perspectives and present considerations for school staff.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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