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Selective Mutism and its myths

Selective mutism (SM) is an anxiety disorder where children are chatty at home but they are unable to speak in public setting including schools or any other outside settings. Many people misinterpret this behaviour and they feel with these children are refusing to talk, however it is an inability to speak at all in specific social situations. In this article

What are goals when assessing a child’s language and communication skills?

Many parents and school staff are keen to understand what are the essential goals when assessing a child’s language and communication skills. These are four: to screen for language difficulty to establish a baseline for intervention to formulate appropriate goals for intervention to measure a child’s language skills over time. Westby, Stevens, Dominguez, and Oetter (1996)  Screening In some part of the UK clinicians screen children to separate the kids