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Cary Chessick had selective mutism as a child. Now, as the founder and CEO of , he spends a lot of time in the spotlight. Read about his story here. For the teen or adult with selective mutism, getting a job may seem like an impossible task. Even if you don't have selective mutism, getting a job can still be pretty hard. Adults with SM have a tough time finding work because: 1. Interviews can be stressful for anybody, but the prospect of not being able to speak can present another layer of difficulty for someone with SM. 2. If…
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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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