Selective Mutism - Talking Point

Collaboration between the speech-language pathologist (SLP) and behavioral health professionals (such as a school or clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, or school social worker), as well as the classroom teacher and the child's family, is particularly important for appropriate assessment and treatment planning as well as implementation because selective mutism is categorized as an anxiety-based disorder.

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The "individual has not elected to withhold the ability to talk in all situations; rather, the individual selects the situations and people with whom they verbally communicate" (Richard, 2011, p. Children with selective mutism typiy do not speak at school, which interferes with academic, educational, and/or social performance.

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Podręcznik mutyzmu wybiórczego, The Selective Mutism Resource.

Children with this disorder sometimes communicate via nonspoken or nonvocal means (e.g., pointing, writing).

An interview with Ruth Perednik treating selective mutism.

An individual's pattern of mutism can vary greatly.

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