Selective mutism was first mentioned in the 19th century by Kussmaul (1877), who described a disorder in which people would not speak in some situations, despite having the ability to speak. Tramer (1934) labeled the disorder elective mutism, with the belief that these children were “electing” not to speak.
KeywordsSocial Phobia Physical Therapist Kindergarten Teacher Automatic Thought Selective Mutism
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