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ERIC Number: EJ816524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1063-4266
Increasing Verbal Behavior of a Student Who Is Selectively Mute
Beare, Paul; Torgerson, Colleen; Creviston, Cindy
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, v16 n4 p248-255 2008
"Selective mutism" is the term used to describe a disorder in which a person speaks only in restricted stimulus situations. Examination of single-subject research concerning selective mutism reveals the most popular and successful interventions to instate speech involve a combination of behavior modification procedures. The present research utilized exclusively positive reinforcement with fading of prompts to increase the verbal communication of a selectively mute 12-year-old, sixth-grade boy. The treatment increased the student's verbal communication with three adults in three different settings. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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