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- Update on the formerly selectively mute daughter
- For teenagers and adults with Selective Mutism
- Interesting selective mutism documentary.
- Notes on preschools and IEP accommodation for SM kids.
- Coming out of a long hiatus
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- Gainfully employed again…as a microbiology diagnostic lab technician.
- One daughter’s SM success story
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She’s 12 now, my bright, spirited, formerly selectively mute child. She was formally diagnosed in May of 2008 and I wrote about her journey here. And this was what I said about her official diagnosis in one of those posts: … Continue reading
For the longest time, there weren’t any resources available for selectively mute teenagers and adults. Fortunately most of my readership finds my blog when their children are very young – from about 3 to about 9 or so. This … Continue reading
A short update: My now 12 year old formerly SM child has 18 lines (18!) of dialogue in the school play she tried out for this year in middle school. She’s beyond thrilled! And so is this mama! As many … Continue reading
I wanted to apologize to my readers for my long absence. Especially for those reaching out about selective mutism. 2015 was a year of many, many difficult and rather alarming changes for the smart girls and I. I’d re-entered the … Continue reading
I know some of you have made comments requesting materials about selective mutism. Unfortunately, WordPress has changed how they have handled comments and I can’t figure out how to get your email addresses. Please stand by while I figure this … Continue reading
It’s been a long while since I wrote about the goings-on in my life. Just wanted to share the good news. I was interviewed and hired into a laboratory in early April. I’m sorry I’ve been away from the blog … Continue reading
I wanted to share this email I’d received from a mother whose eldest daughter had presented with selective mutism and the efforts she made not only to help her daughter, but to help other children with selective mutism. I rarely … Continue reading
I hope to resume posting on this blog this year. I wanted to apologize to my readers for falling off the map. It’s not that I haven’t been blogging, I have, just not here. I blog a lot over at … Continue reading