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Selective Mutism: When Your Child Can’t Speak

March 28, 2006 1 min read
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While many students may act out at school by refusing to talk in class, some children simply can’t talk in school or in public. Children with selective mutism, a disorder that usually surfaces when a child first enters school, suffer from anxiety far beyond normal shyness. While shy kids may not talk a lot, kids with selective mutism could be chatterboxes at home but literally unable to function in more social situations. This Good Morning America report explores one family’s experience with selective mutism.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.

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