Selective Mutism is a complex childhood anxiety disorder characterized by a child’s inability to speak and communicate effectively in select social settings, such as school. These children are able to speak and communicate in settings where they are comfortable, secure, and relaxed. This is very brief description; below are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Selective Mutism. Feel free to check them out.
Note: This information is adapted from Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum’s handout: “WHAT is Selective Mutism? A GUIDE to Helping Parents, Educators and Treatment professionals Understand Selective Mutism as a Social Communication Anxiety Disorder”. All rights reserved.