Do you know a child who can talk but won’t at school or other social situations?
If this is not the result of another communication disorder and it’s lasted more than a month, you may have a child who suffers from an anxiety disorder called Selective Mutism.
Children with the disorder don’t talk in situations where they perceive it to be stressful.
This can be a stressful situation for teachers and parents, because too often the adults in this child’s life don’t understand why this is happening.
The good news is that this is a disorder that can be improved!!!
Once you understand what Selective Mutism is and how you can help, it’s much easier to put a plan in place.
Take a look at the 7 things you can do to help resolve Selective Mutism!
Note: I misspoke on the video and called this a language disorder when Selective Mutism is actually an anxiety disorder. Hopefully this post has taken the mystery out of this disorder and will help you make some informed choices for good environments and responses to your child with Selective Mutism!!!
Take care! See you next time!!