Tag Archives: selective mutism

Selective Mutism and bilingualism

Headline News: Rising number of anxious polyglots Phil Thomason is a father of three children, the eldest of which was diagnosed with selective mutism in 2007 after 5 years silence in the school setting. Following the advice available his child has since overcome the disorder, and Phil has since dedicated a lot of his spare time to the SMIRA cause online

Sm: where does anxiety come from?

October is the selective mutism awareness month and I always try to post videos, write blogs, put posts in social media to make people aware of what is selective mutism (SM). SM stems from anxiety and the child doesn’t choose not to speak but the vocal cords are frozen because these children are anxious and scared, although we don’t see that all

Selective Mutism and its myths

Selective mutism (SM) is an anxiety disorder where children are chatty at home but they are unable to speak in public setting including schools or any other outside settings. Many people misinterpret this behaviour and they feel with these children are refusing to talk, however it is an inability to speak at all in specific social situations. In this article