Social Communication Anxiety Treatment (S-CAT) for children and families with selective mutism: A pilot study.

@article{Klein2017SocialCA,
  title={Social Communication Anxiety Treatment (S-CAT) for children and families with selective mutism: A pilot study.},
  author={Evelyn R. Klein and Sharon Lee Armstrong and Kathryn Skira and Janice Gordon},
  journal={Clinical child psychology and psychiatry},
  year={2017},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={90-108}
}
This research assessed the feasibility of Social Communication Anxiety Treatment (S-CAT) developed by Elisa Shipon-Blum, a brief multimodal approach, to increase social communication in 40 children aged 5-12 years with selective mutism (SM). SM is a disorder in which children consistently fail to speak in specific situations although they have the ability to do so. Key features of this approach are the SM-Social Communication Comfort Scale (SCCS), transfer of control (ToC), a nonchalant… CONTINUE READING