Diagnosing selective mutism

Today we have a guest post from Jessica Thorpe author of Slipping in and out of my Two Worlds. If you haven't read it, be sure to check it out. Here's how to notice the signs of a selective mutism. Diagnosing Selective Mutism by Jessica Thorpe Parents can often find themselves confused when trying to diagnose selective mutism in their children. And often, they are misdiagnosed by doctors and specialists, so it is important for you to be aware of the speaking habits in these children. The following are most common speaking habits found in selectively mute children: They may…
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Review: A Selective Mutism Memoir

Today is the 4th of July, the historic day when America, the nation that I was nurtured and raised in, declared independence from the tyrannical constraints of the mighty kingdom of Great Britain. Fireworks will be going off later today in the most ostentatious fashion, and patriotic spirit will run high. But, at the risk of committing treason, I will be reviewing a book today by none other than a lovely Brit named Jessica Thorpe, who overcame her selective mutism. The book is called Slipping in and out of my Two Worlds, addressing the dichotomy between the public, silent environment…
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7 Benefits of Selective Mutism

There's a lot of information out there about why having selective mutism can be a bummer. Yeah, it isn't a walk on the beach or a party on the moon, but it's not all bad. Here's a list of good things that usually applies if you have selective mutism. You are highly empathetic. You can understand what others are going through because you've also been through a lot, and you can sort of go, oh, if I was in that situation, I'd feel like that. You become great at keeping secrets. People know that if they tell you something meaningful…
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