Characteristics of Selective Mutism
Evidence for an anxiety related Etiology© 2002
Research collaboration between Dr. Sandra Coiffman-Yohros, Psy.D., LMHC
Dissertation and the Selective Mutism Foundation, Inc.
A MUST FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS, THERAPISTS
and anyone who is touched by
Selective Mutism in any way.
150 pages filled with invaluable information.
The following is only a sample of the covered topics:
An incomparable resource…………………. The most informative survey in existence…150 back to back pages filled with pertinent data of responses to 165 questions from parents, children, recovered adults and families who have up to 4 children struggling with Selective Mutism. Sections include pregnancy information, familial background, personal feelings, symptoms, associated behaviors and school-related issues. Reported comments from professionals, treatment interventions results, including modes of therapy and medications. Also, percentage of families accused of causing Selective Mutism and how many families were reported unjustly to child protection agencies! Identifying information, including names and addresses were NOT included to protect confidentiality, as per research consent release participation.