Common Challenges, Helping Your Child, school

Common Challenges – Eating at School

For many kids with selective mutism, challenges at school reach beyond their struggle to communicate. The anxiety that drives mutism often causes other social fears and avoidance. Eating in front of others is a common challenge that children with selective mutism encounter at school. Mary refuses to eat a school. Her parents pack her lunch… Continue reading Common Challenges – Eating at School

Helping Your Child

Back to School: Making a Smooth Transition

Returning to school after summer vacation is a difficult experience for a child with selective mutism. This transition can be just as stressful for the parents! Sending your child off when you know they can't communicate and advocate for themselves is heartbreaking. Thoughtful preparation will help make the transition as smooth as possible. Visit the… Continue reading Back to School: Making a Smooth Transition

Helping Your Child, The Basics

The Beginner’s Guide to Selective Mutsim

You just found out that your child has selective mutism (SM). What do you do now? It is so relieving, yet overwhelming to finally get a diagnosis. Now you have something tangible to work with. But, the looming question is, “Where should we begin?” I’m here to help you get started! There is a lot… Continue reading The Beginner’s Guide to Selective Mutsim