This girl named Tamzeng Thapa-King, who is 12 years old, has overcome selective mutism and now has a modelling contract. She has won numerous awards including Miss Photogenic and Miss Model award in Miss English Diamonds 2010, and she also plays the guitar. Read the full story here.
A 10 year old student who has selective mutism finds a way to express himself. Many people with SM find their own personal ways to voice their feelings, and Akil McDowall's way is through his guitar. Check it out: Student With Mutism Turns To Music:
Check out an article by Kim O'Connell, who has a 4 year old son named Declan, about social anxiety and selective mutism in kids. The article includes 5 signs of selective mutism and ways to talk to a SM child who is not talking. You can find it here. Kim also has a great blog about their family's journey with SM
Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people and wounded 25 others at Virginia Tech in April 2007. He suffered from selective mutism, schizophrenia and depression. This article lists some of the signs of selective mutism and a quick overview on how to treat it. Read the story here: Selective mutism: The silent treatment.