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Keywords

Selective mutism;

Abstract

Selective mutism is a clinical disorder in which a child remains silent in chosen situations despite the ability for speech. Though there are cases of selective mutism in adults, the major population in which this disorder is diagnosed is in children. This paper will focus on these children who meet the criteria for a diagnosis of selective mutism.

There are three major theoretical schools of thought regarding selective mutism. The first deals with hostility and control; the second, anxiety and social phobia; and the third, family communication in regard to the onset and maintenance of this disorder. This paper explores the causes of selective mutism from each of these perspectives.

Year of Submission

1997

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Thaddeus G. Rozecki

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Date Original

1997

Object Description

1 PDF file (24 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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