Q&A

Selective Mutism in Children

Selective Mutism in Children

Hear from psychologist Aimee Kotrba about the role anxiety plays in Selective Mutism and the best evidence-based interventions for children.

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Is selective mutism anxiety about actually speaking or anxiety about other things?
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Hi, I was recently trained in SM and have more experience with SM in younger children. How often do you see an adolescent onset of SM?
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If severe anxiety doesn't account for selective mutism, what are the other explanations? What are the specific techniques and treatments for selective mutism?
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How to differentiate between selective mutism and developmental verbal difficulties/disorders?
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How do you differentiate between children with autism and children with selective mutism?
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Why do some children have selective mutism only in relation to speaking to adults?
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Can people with selective mutism use sign language?
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Why does selective mutism affect girls more than boys?
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