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Selective Mutism and Reluctance to Speak

Christopher A. Kearney

in Helping Children with Selective Mutism and Their Parents

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Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780195394542
Published online October 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780190261702 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med:psych/9780195394542.003.0001
Selective Mutism and Reluctance to Speak

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Using case examples, this chapter outlines the purpose of this book, describes the characteristics of youths with selective mutism, and provides a model for understanding selective mutism to guide assessment and intervention. The chapter also covers children who are reluctant to speak but who may not have full-blown selective mutism.

Keywords: evidence-based strategies; assessment; intervention; reluctant to speak; children; selective mutism

Chapter.  6978 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Psychology ; Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

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