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Selective Mutism

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Selective Mutism

Some children are naturally quieter, and they may start talking when they feel more comfortable.

Selective mutism, also known as situational mutism, is an anxiety-based disorder around talking in certain situations. Here are some general ideas and strategies which may help children join in socially.

What can I do top tips:

Top tips for selective mutism

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More Information & Getting Help:

We can offer advice to support the communication of a child who is showing signs of selective or situational mutism. We only offer assessment where there are clear difficulties around the level of development of speech and/or language skills.

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