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It is Not a Choice

One assumption surrounding selective mutism is that individuals with this is choosing not to speak. This of course is definitely not the case. "Children and adults who struggle with SM do not find their mutism a choice." Back in the time selective mu ...

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Pass the Parcel

I remember about three years ago when we were at a youth celebration weekend. We were playing a version of a game called pass the parcel. All we needed to do was to pass a big parcel to one another and whoever the parcel stopped at needed to open som ...

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More than Shy

Shyness and selective mutism may seem similar, but they are two very different things. Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder, and shyness is a personality trait/emotion. "Shy kids may not volunteer to read aloud to the class, but when they ...

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Everyone is Different

Selective Mutism is different for everyone. When a person is sick they don't always have the same symptom as others, in the same way this is true for people with selective mutism. Some can talk in situations that others can't. Some children might not be ...

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Selective Mutism

When I was younger I was diagnosed with something called Selective Mutism. Selective mutism is a severe anxiety disorder in which a person is unable to speak in certain social situations. These can be with classmates in school, or maybe to relatives w ...