A further demonstration of the efficacy of stimulus fading treatment of elective mutism

C. Steven Richards, Madeline K. Hansen

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Abstract

A third grader who had never spoken to her teachers in school, but who was verbally fluent at home, was successfully treated via stimulus fading and positive reinforcement procedures. Both 15-month and 5-year follow-ups indicated that the girl had become one of the most talkative and fluent students in her classroom. The major therapeutic technique was a stimulus fading procedure administered by the girl's classroom teacher and applied simultaneously across several stimulus and response dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1978

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