Selective Mutism in Elementary School Multidisciplinary Interventions Research Article
Research Article  |   April 1997
Selective Mutism in Elementary School
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jane J. Giddan
    Medical College of Ohio, Toledo
  • Gloria J. Ross
    Medical College of Ohio, Toledo
  • Linda L. Sechler
    Toledo Public Schools, Toledo, OH
  • Bonnetta R. Becker
    Toledo Public Schools, Toledo, OH
  • Contact author: Jane J. Giddan, Kobacker Center, Medical College of Ohio, Box 10008, Toledo, OH 43699-008.
    Contact author: Jane J. Giddan, Kobacker Center, Medical College of Ohio, Box 10008, Toledo, OH 43699-008.×
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / School-Based Settings / Research Articles
Research Article   |   April 1997
Selective Mutism in Elementary School
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1997, Vol. 28, 127-133. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2802.127
History: Received August 11, 1995 , Accepted June 17, 1996
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1997, Vol. 28, 127-133. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2802.127
History: Received August 11, 1995; Accepted June 17, 1996

Selective mutism is an infrequent phenomenon, often first identified in the school setting. This article presents the historical background for the treatment of selective mutism and current diagnostic symptoms of selective mutism, and then elaborates with a case study illustrating successful multidisciplinary treatment outcomes of a child who was selectively mute. Issues relevant to speech-language pathologists working with elementary school children are discussed, and treatment guidelines are provided.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Permission was granted by the client and her parents for publication of this case material.
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