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Selective Mutism Is Not Control

April 1, 2018

I often deliver school training on selective mutism and something I frequently hear is:

 

"It really is unbelievable how (he/she) can have so much control - to not speak for the whole day..."

 

My response to this is as follows: 

 

"I can see why you would think that they are maintaining control by not talking but actually this is not the case. A child with selective mutism wants to speak but they can't.

 

Their condition is paralysing them t