Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder most likely to occur during pivotal periods of early development. Effective assessment and early intervention for selective mutism are crucial to a child’s functioning and well-being, in both the short and long term. This article reviews best-practice recommendations regarding assessment and intervention for supporting children with selective mutism.
- Describe the assessment process for childhood selective mutism.
- Demonstrate interventions for supporting children with selective mutism.
Zakszeski, B. (2018). Best practices in assessment and intervention for childhood selective mutism. Journal of Health Service Psychology, 44, 109–116.