25 11, 2019

Ask-the-Doc: How can you explain to a Selectively Mute child’s classmates what it means to have SM?

By |2019-11-25T14:58:33+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Ask the Doc, SMart Tips and Strategies|Comments Off on Ask-the-Doc: How can you explain to a Selectively Mute child’s classmates what it means to have SM?

Question: “What should a teacher tell the SM child’s classmates when they ask why the SM child doesn’t talk? Answer: “This happens quite often. Recommendations would be [...]

15 11, 2019

When a Child with Selective Mutism Doesn’t Looks Anxious, is the Mutism Still a Result of Anxiety?

By |2019-12-09T14:53:46+00:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Ask the Doc, SMart Tips and Strategies|Comments Off on When a Child with Selective Mutism Doesn’t Looks Anxious, is the Mutism Still a Result of Anxiety?

Question: “There is a child with Selective Mutism in our 5th grade class. She participates fully, laughs, smiles, and seems completely comfortable. She does not look [...]

15 11, 2019

Ask the Doc About Lowering Anxiety in the Classroom for a Student with Selective Mutism

By |2019-11-15T14:31:01+00:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Ask the Doc, SMart Tips and Strategies|Comments Off on Ask the Doc About Lowering Anxiety in the Classroom for a Student with Selective Mutism

Question: “If a child/teen is completely mute within the classroom, will verbalization automatically begin when anxiety is lowered?” Answer: “The answer is YES and NO... YES, [...]

12 11, 2019

Ask-the-Doc: How do you handle a child with selective mutism having to give an oral presentation at school?

By |2019-11-12T15:39:39+00:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: Ask the Doc, SMart Tips and Strategies|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Ask-the-Doc: How do you handle a child with selective mutism having to give an oral presentation at school?

Question: “What if a child with Selective Mutism has to give an oral presentation? How would that be handled?” Answer: “Depending on the age of the child, [...]