- Wonder woman: Personal account from her teen years
- Catherine: Podcast for early years practitioners on SM
- Jude Philip: Sm and autism (on its way)
- Phil Thomason: SM and bilingualism
- Clair Maskell: Sm and the new book: The loudest Roar
- Anita McKiernan: podcast (on its way)
Clair is an ex nursery nurse, with a lot of experience working with children. She had never heard of SM, and following a short training, she felt that SM was not really discussed in depth. Then, a few years ago I met a little girl who was at her daughter’s pre-school. They then started school together, and she became friendly with this girl’s mum who explained that her child had selective mutism.
The more I learnt about how E. struggled every day when outside of home, the more I realised how little awareness there is of this condition. Teachers were not always sure on how to approach SM, often inadvertently saying the wrong thing and making things worse. I hadn’t realised that anxiety is a massive part of selective mutism, causing a huge amount of worry for not only the child, but the parents too.