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Assessment of Selective Mutism and School Refusal Behavior

Abstract

Selective mutism and school refusal both represent significant impairing psychological conditions that can be present in children. This chapter covers interview, monitoring, behavioral assessment, and questionnaire methods, involving children and/or caregivers. Multidisciplinary methods are emphasized in light of the need for multiple sources of data for accurate assessment of diagnosis and severity level.

Keywords

Social Anxiety Behavioral Observation Selective Mutism Compensatory Behavior Daily Monitoring 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of NevadaLas VegasUSA

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