How Teachers Can Help Children with Selective Mutism Thrive in School

How Teachers Can Help Children with Selective Mutism Thrive in School

Parents and teachers can work together in helping children with selective mutism fight their fears and anxiety. If you are a teacher handling a child with this condition, here are tips you can use:

  • Do not pressure the child into speaking.
  • Initiate communication through comments. Do not ask questions to connect with the child.
  • Ask a question that offers a one word answer and that the child can verbally respond to when comfortable.
  • Be patient for an answer.
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