Selective mutism

What is Selective mutism?

Selective mutism (formerly known as elective mutism) usually happens during childhood. A child with selective mutism does not speak in certain situations, like at school, but speaks at other times, like at home or with friends. Selective mutism often starts before a child is 5 years old. It is usually first noticed when the child starts school.

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Hi, I am giving a speech on Selective Mutism, and am doing research on it. Last school term I had a student in my class with this dis-order. I...

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My daughter who is 13yrs has selective mutism . It was detected when she was 7 yrs old. We gave her Prozac for six months when she turned 9 yrs. It...

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Any transitions, be it onset of puberty or change of school or any such major changes in children of this age may bring about such changes. She...

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My sun is 6 years old , he did not talk till now, when he was born they found 3 true knotes in his umblical cord, but his movement is ok ... He is...

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You should visit a speech language therapist

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