Presenter: Brian C. Chu, Ph.D
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Dr. Chu explained this impairing behavioral disorder, to help us understand how the problem presents and how it can best be addressed. He provided descriptions of how selective mutism presents in children, its associated impairment, and provided guidance for parents, schools, and therapists for addressing this problem.
For additional resources on selective mutism and its treatment, please visit the following sites:
Our own Rutgers University Youth Anxiety and Depression Clinic (YAD-C):
American Psychological Association Division 53 (Child Clinical) website on Evidence-base Treatments for Children and Adolescents:
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Child and Adolescent Anxiety SIG:
The Selective Mustim Group: A Family Advocacy Organization