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Selective Mutism

Is an anxiety disorder in which affected people speak fluently in some situations but remain silent in others. It is characterized by a consistent failure to speak in specific social situations in which there is an expectation for speaking. Children with selective mutism have the ability to both speak and understand language, but fail to use this ability as a result of what we would consider to be social anxiety in adults. Most children with selective mutism function normally in other areas of their lives.

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PsychNet-UK Selective Mutism Information Sheet - Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
Henry Spink Foundation UK - The Foundation is an independent charity set up by Henry Spink's parents to assist families who, like them, have a child diagnosed with severe disabilities. From their direct experience of the complexities of finding treatments and undergoing therapies or simply locating appropriate information, they felt they could do something to assist others in the same situation. 3/5
Selective Mutism South Africa - SMSG-SA is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to creating awareness, providing information, resources and support to those impacted by a child with the Anxiety Disorder known as Selective Mutism. 4/5
Selective Mutism Foundation, Inc. - Is the Voice of Experience - An ethical, non-profit, public service organization since 1991. 3/5
  Selective Mutism Group - Childhood Anxiety Network. 3/5
Selective Mutism Information & Research Association (UK) - SMIRA aims to provide information and support to children suffering from Selective Mutism, for their parents and professional workers involved in the care of such children and to advance the education of the public through information and research.3/5
  Selective Mutism - Occurs when children who are otherwise able to speak and understand language are unable to speak in specific social settings. For example, a selectively mute child may speak at home but be unable to speak at nursery or school. 3/5
Speech Disorder UK - Selective Mutism - Selective mutism is often mistaken for simple shyness because it most often occurs in young children and is noticed around the time that they start school. In reality, selective mutism is not a choice to remain silent at particular locations or in front of particular people, but is an inability to speak in these settings. 3/5
Google Scholarly Articles on Asperger's Syndrome - Click Here
Selective Mutism
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Recommended Books    
The Selective Mutism Resource Manual
Helping Your Child with Selective Mutism: Practical Steps to Overcome a Fear of Speaking
Helping Children with Selective Mutism and Their Parents: A Guide for School-Based Professionals

The Selective Mutism Resource Manual

Helping Your Child with Selective Mutism: Practical Steps to Overcome a Fear of Speaking

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