Selective Mutism: A prevalence study of primary school children in the Republic of Ireland.

@article{Sharkey2012SelectiveMA,
  title={Selective Mutism: A prevalence study of primary school children in the Republic of Ireland.},
  author={Louise Sharkey and Fiona McNicholas},
  journal={Irish journal of psychological medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={
          36-40
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of selective mutism (SM) in an urban school population and to assess comorbidity and family characteristics. METHOD Teachers of primary schools, teaching children between the ages of four and 12, were sent a description of SM and asked to complete the selective mutism questionnaire (SMQ) if they believed a child in their class met criteria. Thirty-nine schools were sampled, covering a catchment area of 10,927 children. Children… CONTINUE READING

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