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

  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 Jeanne N. Gordon},
  journal={Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry},
  pages={108 - 90}
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… 

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