Do you know a child who speaks freely at home but does not utter a word in school or social situations? The child is not refusing to speak; he or she most likely has selective mutism. Read more about this rare disorder and the treatment techniques that can help.
Lori, Several years ago I successfully treated a kindergarten age boy with this....that case sparked my article topic!
I was also so happy to get an email from a social worker (she is following me on Facebook). She read the article and was thrilled to find more techniques to use with a selective mutism case she is currently working with.