My name is Teri Parker and I am a student in the Bachelor of Education program at Vancouver Island University. The purpose of this webpage is to provide information and resources regarding an anxiety disorder called Selective Mutism (SM). The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision characterizes selective mutism as a childhood disorder effecting less than 1% of the population (49 Identifying and Teaching Children with Selective Mutism). This is an inquiry based project that compiles different resources and philosophies surrounding Selective Mutism. The reason that I chose to look at Selective Mutism is because I felt that I was unequipped with the strategies and resources that I needed in order to actively engage and support a student in my practicum classroom. Through this inquiry I hope that I will develop an understanding of this anxiety disorder and better equip my pedagogical tool box.