Consultation With Staff Regarding Treatment of Selective Mutism in Schools (OS202)

  • PMD: 2,4
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand intervention strategies identified as valuable for treatment of selective mutism by school staff.
  2. understand selective mutism as a diagnosis.
  3. understand strategies to improve consultation across multiple school staff members.


This paper presentation will examine the role of school psychologists in providing consultation and treatment to children with selective mutism in the school setting. More specifically, this presentation will provide (a) background about the diagnosis of selective mutism, (b) strategies for effective staff consultation and collaboration when addressing selective mutism in the school setting, and (c) study results regarding teacher feedback of important intervention strategies for treating selective mutism in the school setting.



Brittany Bice-Urbach, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

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