Sliding in – Selective Mutism

This is a treatment programme best described by Maggie Johnson and Alison Wintgens in “The Selective Mutism Resource Manual”. It involves breaking down speaking activities into small manageable steps starting with a step that the individual feels comfortable to do. Before starting any treatment programme it is essential that those in the individuals environment know what to do to support the

What is Selective Mutism?

Elisa is 6 years old and can dance and sing in front of her family…. she might even be the next Idol! But in music class she is paralyzed by fear and can’t say a word. Sam is 7-year-old and loves playing basketball with his brothers and talks excitedly about the World cup. At school, during break time, he stands