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Volume 19, Issue 1 (1990)

The Use of Self-Modeling as an Intervention in School Psychology: A Case Study of an Elective Mute

pp. 115—121

Self-modeling is defined as the positive change in behavior that results from repeated observations of oneself on videotapes that depict only appropriate or desired behaviors. Self-modeling is an effective, short-term, and relatively inexpensive technique that can be used by school psychologists in educational settings. A clinical case study is presented in which an electively mute child is completely remediated within five, 5-minute treatment sessions. It is argued that the self-modeling procedure is perhaps the least restrictive and least intrusive of interventions that can be employed with elective mutism and other categories of dysfunctional behavior.

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