and how much training is needed to update teachers' knowledge base on the Selective Mutism disorder phenomena. In addition, training classes can be developed that show teachers how to support SM children in the classroom. The study consisted of teachers’ responses to five questions. (Appendix A.) The use of the quantitative method allowed for a broader study and a larger number of participants thus improving the rich overview of the results. The survey is the most familiar and ever-present method
utism.pdf Brief History of Social Anxiety Disorder, http://socialanxiety.about.com/od/overview) (Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum, What is Selective Mutism? A Guide to Helping Parents, Educators and Treatment professionals Understand Selective Mutism as a Social Communication Anxiety Disorder, http://www.selectivemutismcenter.org/Media_Library/WhatISSM.pdf Dr. Christine Stanley, The Top Ten Myths About Selective Mutism, http://www.selectivemutism.org/resources/library/SM%20General%20Information/Top%20Ten%20Myths%20about%20SM
skills before the age of four (“Childhood language disorders | Expressive and receptive communication – Understood”, 2014). Specific language disorders that a child might face are selective mutism, Language-based learning disabilities and preschool learning disorders. Selective mutism (formerly known as elective mutism) occurs when a child does not speak in certain situations, like at school, but will speak at other times, like at home or with friends. It is usually first noticed when the child starts
Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 33(2), 210-215. doi:10.1207/s15374424jccp3302_1 This article is an introduction to the larger project titled “Assessing Anxiety in Child and Adolescent Multiethnic Populations”. Cooley and Boyce (2004) present an overview of anxiety symptoms and disorders among child and adolescent multiethnic populations: Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics/Latinos, African Americans, and European Americans. Epidemiology and etiology of anxiety disorders are described.
played no role, and therefore, not a driving factor. Seung-Hui Cho, killer of the Virginia Tech Massacre was diagnosed with clinical depression, along with selective Mutism, “a communication disorder in which a person, most often a child, who is normally capable of speech is unable to speak in given situations, or to specific people. Selective Mutism often co-exists with shyness or (often severe) social anxiety.” Marking the day of Hilter’s birth, April 20th, the story of the Columbine Massacre was a
that we research and diagnose today. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America defines anxiety as a term that includes, “. . .generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder and panic attacks, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, selective mutism, separation anxiety, and specific phobias” (ADAA). For starters, this shows exactly how much our knowledge of anxiety has grown from what it was before. In modern society, anxiety encompasses everything from generalized anxiety disorder to social