Understanding and Supporting Children with Selective Mutism in the Primary School
Keywords:Selective Mutism, Primary School, Intervention Strategies, Mainstream, Support
Although selective mutism is not a common condition, it can have very serious effects on a child’s academic and social life. Following a description of selective mutism and the most commonly observed characteristics of children who present with this condition, a process of identification and intervention is presented, based on a mainstream setting and involving the support of a resource teacher, amongst others.
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