Welcome to Michigan State University Selective Mutism Research. Thank you very much for visiting our website.

We are currently seeking individuals to participate in a study examining teacher perspectives regarding students with selective mutism. 

Participants. Participants may be any type of K-6 teacher (general education teacher, special education teacher, physical education teacher, music teacher, etc.) who has taught at least one student with selective mutism within the past 3 school years (2010-2011, 2011-2012, or 2012-2013). Participants must also hold a current teaching certificate.

Benefits. The completion of this study may result in both indirect and direct benefits for teachers and for students with selective mutism. Findings from this study may provide insight regarding the educational needs of students with selective mutism. In addition, participants of this study will receive an electronic informational packet, which will include research-based educational practices and techniques to promote the educational and social-emotional wellbeing of students with selective mutism. 

In addition to the benefits listed above, the first 100 participants to completely fill out the survey will automatically receive a $10 gift card. Additionally, all other participants will be entered into a lottery to win one of five $50 pre-paid visa cards upon fully completing the survey. Gift and visa cards will be mailed to participants on or before June 1, 2013.

The Study. Participants of this study will be asked to fill out an online survey that should take roughly 20 minutes to complete. All information collected will be kept confidential.

To participate in this study, click here. This link will take you to the Form of Consent page and the start of the survey.

For answers to any related questions, please feel free to contact us via e-mail at SMresearchMSU@gmail.com. We greatly appreciate your time and consideration, and hope you will be able to help us with our research.


Brittany Mash, M.A.

Michigan State University Selective Mutism Research