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My Son Suddenly Stopped Talking And I Wasn't Sure If He'd Ever Speak Again
, Guest Writer
My son was only in preschool when he was diagnosed with selective mutism.
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When my daughter with autism made her teacher cry
Special needs parent, carer, blogger and believer of the impos...
She still does not know one word of Russian. But living with a non verbal brother with complex needs taught her something
Vocal Control in Selective Mutism: A Promising New Approach
As a person who gained his full use of voice, I hope that once children can vocalize, they can express themselves with ease
Breaking the Silence: Spreading the Message That Recovery From Selective Mutism Is Possible
Even though I suffered at school, I did speak and express myself with ease at home and with the kids in the neighborhood. Therefore, I found it disconcerting how my behaviors were shaped by the social setting I found myself in: talkative at home and mute in school.
Selective Mutism: How A 6-Year-Old Was Finally 'Cured' Of Her Anxiety Disorder
For weeks after she started preschool, Alvin Asencio, 27, and his wife Krystal, 28, thought their daughter, Kailee, was just
Raising My Voice on Gay Marriage in a Catholic School
Associate Professor, NYU; author
I replaced my traditional Catholic school uniform with a shirt that read: "Some dudes marry dudes. Get over it." Once I arrived at school, I immediately noticed the stares and heard not-so-subtle whispers from passers-by.
Selective Mutism: 'I Stopped Talking In School For Five Years'
It feels like this: I’m suffocating in anxiety, slowly being covered up by silence. Words don’t come out clearly and I often
Cat Helps Boy, Lorcan Dillon, Suffering From Selective Mutism Say 'I Love You' For The First Time (VIDEO)
As a result, both Lorcan and Jessi-cat have made the shortlist as Best Friends in the Cats Protection National Cat Awards
Waiting (Not So) Patiently For My Daughter To Speak
Essayist, Journalist and Editor
I want my daughter to be "normal" much more than I ever thought. You would think that coming from a family of shy people would make me more patient. In fact, it's just the opposite since I know what's at stake.
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