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What is Selective Mutism?

Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder, whereby a child (or adult) is unable to speak in specific situations or with specific people. People with selective mutism are able to talk freely in the situations in which they are most comfortable.

For example, a child with SM be able to talk freely at home but be unable to speak at school or with extended family members.

The good news is that SM is very treatable, especially if the child receives the right support as quickly as possible.

If you are concerned that your child may have selective mutism, we have a range of resources for you: a YouTube channel, books, online courses and you can even book an Online Session with us to receive individualised guidance and support.


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