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Welsh, Kristen – BU Journal of Graduate Studies in Education, 2017
Classroom teachers play a pivotal role in the early identification and treatment of students with selective mutism. In order to successfully identify students and to collaborate effectively with a professional team, classroom teachers must educate themselves on the intricacies of this anxiety-based disorder. Students with selective mutism remain…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Psychosomatic Disorders, Communication Problems, Teacher Role
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Kovac, Lisa M.; Furr, Jami M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Selective mutism is a relatively uncommon, yet significantly impairing anxiety disorder that causes difficulties in young children when communicating in social situations (such as school) even though they speak normally when they are comfortable (such as at home). Early childhood educators play a unique role in helping to identify selective…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Psychosomatic Disorders, Communication Problems, Preschool Children
Cipani, Ennio – Communique, 2019
This article discusses a three-phase model aimed at obtaining vocal speech with students who display selective mutism at school. The three phases discussed include: (1) establishing reinforcer influence; (2) enhancing motivation to speak; and (3) generalize to nontherapy settings. The utilization of this approach to get speech to occur and…
Descriptors: Therapy, Anxiety Disorders, Speech, Models
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Lawrence, Zena – Support for Learning, 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…
Descriptors: Children, Anxiety, Psychosomatic Disorders, Communication Problems
Thomson, Becky – Communique, 2017
Selective mutism (SM) is a childhood anxiety disorder characterized by the persistent failure to speak in situations where speech is typically expected (e.g., school), despite speaking in other situations (e.g., home; American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013). Immigrant children are more likely to be diagnosed with SM than the general…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Cultural Influences, Evaluation Methods, Anxiety
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Camposano, Lisa – Professional Counselor, 2011
Despite increasing awareness, the childhood disorder of selective mutism is under-researched and commonly misdiagnosed. The purpose of this article is to highlight current issues related to this disorder as well as describe various treatment approaches including behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, family, and pharmacological…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Children, Communication Problems, Intervention
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Kehle, Thomas J.; Bray, Melissa A.; Byer-Alcorace, Gabriel F.; Theodore, Lea A.; Kovac, Lisa M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
Selective mutism is a rare disorder that is difficult to treat. It is often associated with oppositional defiant behavior, particularly in the home setting, social phobia, and, at times, autism spectrum disorder characteristics. The augmented self-modeling treatment has been relatively successful in promoting rapid diminishment of selective mutism…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Autism, Correlation, Behavior Disorders
Busse, R. T.; Downey, Jenna – Contemporary School Psychology, 2011
Selective mutism is a rare anxiety disorder that prevents a child from speaking at school or other community settings, and can be detrimental to a child's social development. School psychologists can play an important role in the prevention and treatment of selective mutism. As an advocate for students, school psychologists can work with teachers,…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Early Intervention, Prevention, School Psychologists
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Shriver, Mark D.; Segool, Natasha; Gortmaker, Valerie – Education and Treatment of Children, 2011
Selective mutism is a childhood disorder that most school psychologists and educational providers will come across at least once in their careers. Selective mutism is associated with significant impairment in educational settings where speaking is necessary for academic and social skill development. Effective treatments for selective mutism…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Communication Disorders, Primary Sources, Decision Making
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Longobardi, Claudio; Badenes-Ribera, Laura; Gastaldi, Francesca Giovanna Maria; Prino, Laura Elvira – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Selective mutism (SM) is a rare anxiety disorder that compromises children's daily life during critical periods of early development. Because school is a prime context for the manifestation of the disorder, the aim of this study was to investigate the quality of the student-teacher relationship and its effects on behavior and work, and on social…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Communication Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Interpersonal Competence
Shott, Elizabeth F.; Warren, Mary Ellen – Zero to Three (J), 2011
Infant mental health specialists are increasingly expected to treat complex mental health disorders in very young children. Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder which can lead to functional impairment across home, preschool, and community settings. The authors share their experiences with Keylah, a preschooler with significant social anxiety…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Mental Health, Communication Disorders, Preschool Children
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Cleave, Hayley – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2009
Selective Mutism is a low incidence disorder but has considerable impact on the school system when it occurs. Over the last decade several research articles have been published which have challenged the understanding of the aetiology of Selective Mutism. Current perceptions about the aetiology of Selective Mutism are considered in order to inform…
Descriptors: Children, Anxiety, Psychosomatic Disorders, Communication Problems
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Reuther, Erin T.; Davis, Thompson E., III; Moree, Brittany N.; Matson, Johnny L. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2011
Selective mutism is a rare, debilitating condition usually seen in children. Unfortunately, there is little research examining effective treatments for this disorder, and designing an evidence-based treatment plan can be difficult. This case study presents the evidence-based treatment of an 8-year-old Caucasian boy with selective mutism using an…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Cognitive Restructuring, Anxiety, Behavior Modification
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Zakszeski, Brittany N.; DuPaul, George J. – School Mental Health, 2017
Selective mutism (SM) is a rare anxiety disorder that impairs children's daily functioning, often during critical periods of early development. Given that schools are a common setting for mutism, it is vital that school-based practitioners are knowledgeable of recent advances in the SM treatment literature. Unfortunately, the literature base is…
Descriptors: Children, Anxiety, Psychosomatic Disorders, Communication Problems
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Letamendi, Andrea M.; Chavira, Denise A.; Hitchcock, Carla A.; Roesch, Scott C.; Shipon-Blum, Elisa; Stein, Murray B. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2008
The psychometric properties of the Selective Mutism Questionnaire (SMQ) are evaluated using a clinical sample of children with selective mutism (SM). The study shows that SMQ is useful in determining the severity of a child's nonspeaking behaviors, the scope of these behaviors and necessary follow up assessment.
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Questionnaires
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