One of the questions that I’m often asked by parents of children with selective mutism is: “how do I let my child know that he or she has selective mutism or how do I approach the subject?” I think that by the time parents come to see me, the child has noticed that they are not talking like everyone else.
One mum posted on facebook something about their child being quite aggressive: screaming, shouting, biting (just before going to school) and she wondered if there was a link with SM or was this just bad behavior? SO I THOUGHT OF SHARING MY ANSWER What you are you are describing it is really normal generally for a child of her age,
I get emails on a daily basis and see posts in Selective Mutism Facebook groups from parents trying to help their children with SM in social situations, at school, with family, with friends, etc. and I have SO MUCH insight to offer, SO MANY strategies to teach that helped so many children become verbal in all situations and overcome SM.
For parents and professionals who wants to understand and help children and teenager that don’t speak in some situations or with some people. There is a reason for that, and it’s called Selective Mutism. Through practical techniques we will find how to help them quick and now, to find their voices. Book your ticket or spread the voice and share
I have always had a passion for communication, and as an SLT I specialized in SELECTIVE MUTISM. I support families, write blogs, make videos, raise awareness… and in 2018 I started with training around Scotland. I would have never imagined being nominated for an award. They were looking for an individual or organization in the UK who have an excellent