Selective Mutism in Elementary School Multidisciplinary Interventions Report
Report  |   April 1997
Selective Mutism in Elementary School
 
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / School-Based Settings
Report   |   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.

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