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What Life Is Like for Adults with Selective Mutism

Selective Mutism (SM) is usually associated with children because the symptoms usually start to manifest among this age group. However, little is said about adults suffering from this disorder who live a daily life of paradox—wanting to talk to people outside their comfort but extremely afraid to. A non-profit organization in Tamarac, Florida knows how … Continue reading

Treatment Options for Adults With Selective Mutism

Selective mutism is a complex and rare anxiety disorder that affects a person’s ability to speak in specific social situations. Usually developed during childhood, selective mutism can continue into adulthood. As a public service organization in Florida with a focus on selective mutism, we understand how debilitating it can be for adults. Likewise, this month’s … Continue reading

Selective Mutism in Adults: Symptoms and Ways to Communicate

Selective mutism is characterized as a severe anxiety disorder wherein an individual that is normally capable of speech is unable to talk in specific situations or to certain individuals. Also called situational mutism, the disorder commonly co-exists with a social anxiety disorder and begins during childhood. When left untreated, the disorder can persist into adulthood. … Continue reading

Braving the Quarantine through Video Sessions

Helping as many people as we can to support a child with selective mutism and/or social anxiety amid quarantine, and the closure of various establishments including schools is something we are passionate about. We at Selective Mutism Foundation, Inc., a public service organization in Florida, believe that the youth can continue to brave their speaking … Continue reading

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Your Help During This Pandemic

Selective Mutism Foundation, Inc. understands that during this pandemic, as parents, you struggle to balance work, child care, and self-care while keeping your worries at bay. It is especially hard for those with children with selective mutism or social anxiety disorder. Our non-profit organization in Tamarac, Florida, recognizes that they are most especially struggling with … Continue reading

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Finding the Best Support for Your Kids With Selective Mutism

Kids need to start developing their social skills early in life. With excellent communication, negotiation, and other social skills, they’ll be able to cultivate great relationships, be it in their personal or professional life. But have you noticed your kids having some awkward speechless moments when in the midst of people they don’t know? Are … Continue reading