Date

8-18-2022

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

Knowledge is key to understanding, and selective mutism is an anxiety disorder that a lot of people are not very knowledgeable about. It is mistaken and misdiagnosed for shyness or defiance when that is not the case at all. The purpose of this research was to clear up any of those misconceptions and explain that selective mutism is not just shyness or a child being defiant, but an actual anxiety disorder that children have that prevents them from speaking.

Department

Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Thesis Comittee

Dr. Kevin McGowan, Thesis Advisor
Dr. Andrea Cayson, Committee Member
Dr. Jeanne Ingle, Committee Member

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