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Category Archives: Selective Mutism

What Are Myths About Selective Mutism?

Children with SM are often mistaken for other things, and parents who first encounter it may believe some misconceptions. Being a public service organization in Florida advocating for selective mutism, we give you the common misconceptions some people (or maybe even you) may have about SM: Selective Mutism is not a form of oppositional behavior. … Continue reading

Allow SM Kids to Communicate in Any Way Possible

Children with selective mutism do not initiate or respond when spoken to by others in a social setting because of their anxiety. However, these children can communicate clearly and effectively when they are in an environment that’s secure, comfortable, and calm for them. Being a non-profit organization in Tamarac, Florida, we’ve seen parents who are … Continue reading

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

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