What is Selective Mutism

selective mutism is a complex childhood anxiety disorder characterized by a child’s inability to speak in select social settings, such as school. What is Selective Mutism? It is a beautiful little 4 year old girl who loves to talk to her dolls… but she cannot speak a word outside the home… “It is an adorable 6 year old boy who runs around boisterously in his back yard… but stands expressionless, staring into space, when he enters his classroom… Selective Mutism is a… child suffering in silence… These children are able to talk normally in settings where they are comfortable,...

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