Problem

Mutism

Other Names:
Muteness
Elective mutism
Nature:
The children refuse to speak in one or more major social situations, but may communicate with gestures or monotone utterances. These children understand spoken language and have normal language skills, although some speech disorder or abnormality of articulation may be present.
Narrower Problems:
Deaf mutism
Related Problems:
Deafness
Motor aphasia
Strategies:
Treating mutism
Values:
Muteness
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
24.03.1999 – 00:00 CET