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Category Archives: selective mutism
Update on the formerly selectively mute daughter
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 teenagers and adults with Selective Mutism
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
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Notes on preschools and IEP accommodation for SM kids.
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
Coming out of a long hiatus
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
One daughter’s SM success story
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
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New school year for the smart girls
It’s been a very long while since I posted last, but now that the school year has started again, I wanted to start posting again. The summer was quite busy and filled with softball for the girls. In this photo, … Continue reading